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Hyperparathyroidism is an endocrine disease in which the body produces very high levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH).[1][2] PTH is needed to balance the levels of calcium and phosphorus.[1]

Hyperparathyroidism is the opposite of hypoparathyroidism, which is when the body products abnormally high levels of parathyroid hormone.[3]

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  • Primary hyperparathyroidism - usually linked to enlarged parathyroid glands or a parathyroid tumor.
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism - other medical conditions cause abnormally low vitamin D or calcium deficiency, or it cab be caused by chronic kidney disease.
  • Familiar hyperparathyroidism - which is inherited (genetic)[4][5]

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Hypoparathyroidism can cause abnormally high levels of calcium, known as hypercalcaemia, which causes further medical problems.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hyperparathyroidism". National Health Service. May 21, 2021. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  2. "Hyperparathyroidism - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic. June 18, 2020. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  3. "Hypoparathyroidism". National Health Service. February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Hypoparathyroidism". Hopkins Medicine. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  5. World Health Organization. "5A51 Hyperparathyroidism". ICD-11 - Mortality and Morbidity Statistics. Retrieved March 1, 2022.