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Hyperparathyroidism and Emotions

Hyperparathyroidism and Emotions

In addition to affecting a patient’s physical health, parathyroid disease can have far-flung effects on mental wellbeing. The good news is, with proper testing and diagnosis, a patient can treat both the physical and mental health effects of hyperparathyroidism...

Sestamibi Scan for Parathyroid Disease

A sestamibi scan is used to evaluate the function of the parathyroid glands; these four glands are located in the neck and help manage the body’s calcium levels. To better understand the impact of a sestamibi scan, let’s examine this parathyroid gland...

Hyperparathyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and hyperthyroidism  sound similar, but there are many differences between these medical conditions. To better understand HPT and hyperthyroidism, let’s examine both conditions in detail. What Is Hyperparathyroidism? HPT affects one or...
What Is a Parathyroid Localization Scan?

What Is a Parathyroid Localization Scan?

A parathyroid localization scan can be used to identify a defective parathyroid gland. The scan can play a vital role in the planning and surgical treatment of hyperparathyroidism (HPT).   Localization studies are purely used for locating the abnormal gland or glands,...
Can Hyperparathyroidism Cause Skin Problems?

Can Hyperparathyroidism Cause Skin Problems?

Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) can present itself in many ways. Common symptoms of HPT include bone fractures, gastrointestinal issues, and brain fog. HPT patients can experience skin problems, too. Hyperparathyroidism and Itchy Skin: Here’s What You Need to Know HPT...
Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism

Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroid Gland Function Parathyroid glands try to tightly control the level of calcium in the bloodstream.  They do this by looking at the level of calcium (Ca2+) in the blood stream; if the level is too low they produce PTH, and if the level is too high they stop...

What Is the Normal Range for a PTH Blood Test?

The normal range for a parathyroid hormone (PTH) blood test is 14 to 65 pg/mL. To better understand what defines a normal range for a PTH blood test, let’s examine PTH testing in detail. Why Is a PTH Test Performed? A PTH test is used to measure the PTH level in...
With Hyperparathyroidism Comes Osteoporosis

With Hyperparathyroidism Comes Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is common in parathyroid disease patients. To understand why, let’s answer questions about the link between hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and osteoporosis. How Are Bones Made? The link between HPT and osteoporosis can be traced to how bones are made and...
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