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HYPERPARATHYROIDISM

What is Hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroidism is when your parathyroid glands make too much PTH.

When the kidneys no longer work well, Calcium and phosphorus levels remain out of balance, weakening the bones. The parathyroid gland continues to produce the PTH hormone to try to fix the imbalance. In doing so, the gland grows bigger to make more PTH to fix an unfixable problem. If not controlled, the gland will need to be removed.

What are The Parathyroid Glands?

A combination of four small glands that make a hormone that helps control the amount of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. This hormone is called “parathyroid hormone,” or “PTH.”

What Can You Do?

Control your phosphorus levels by taking your phosphorus binders and following your low-phosphorus diet.
Your doctor may prescribe Active Vitamin D to help your body use the calcium you eat to even things out. Your doctor may also prescribe “Sensipar” to help control your PTH level.

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