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What Is the Link Between Weight Gain and HPT?

What Is the Link Between Weight Gain and HPT?

Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) may be related to weight gain or loss. To understand why, let’s examine some of the key questions surrounding this topic. What Is the Link Between Weight Gain and HPT? Research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &...
What To Expect: Parathyroid Surgery Recovery

What To Expect: Parathyroid Surgery Recovery

Parathyroid surgery can be stressful, particularly for patients who are unsure about what happens after treatment. Fortunately, experienced board-certified head and neck surgeon Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles is...
Can Too Much Vitamin D Cause Hypercalcemia?

Can Too Much Vitamin D Cause Hypercalcemia?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally found in fatty fish, beef liver, cheese, and other foods and available as a dietary supplement. The vitamin is also delivered to the skin via natural sunlight. The body uses vitamin D to promote calcium absorption...
Common Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism

Common Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) occurs due to an overactive parathyroid gland. In this instance, an individual can experience a wide range of physical symptoms that range from mild to severe. Read more about the symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism in the infographic below....

Issues That a Loss in Bone Density Can Cause

Bone density loss is commonly associated with osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. It can lead to a number of issues, the most obvious being bone fractures. People dealing with this issue are more susceptible to fractured hip and spine...

Can the Parathyroid Cause Kidney Failure?

Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is a condition that causes one or more parathyroid glands to produce an excess amount of parathyroid hormone (PTH). This disrupts the blood calcium level in the body and can lead to kidney failure. To understand the correlation between...
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