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How is hyperparathyroid disease treated?

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This disorder can cause osteoporosis by making too much of a hormone that leads your body to take calcium from bones. If your symptoms are mild, your doctor may decide to wait and see if they get worse. Or you may take medications like estrogen and bisphosphonates to get your body to make less of the PTH hormone so your bones can rebuild. But drugs won’t cure your hyperparathyroidism.

If you have a growth on your parathyroid glands and have symptoms, your doctor probably will recommend surgery to remove it. Your symptoms should stop within a month of having it taken off. The growth usually doesn't come back.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Hyperparathyroidism."

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons: "Parathyroid Gland."

Collinge, C. , 2016. International Journal of the Care of the Injured

International Osteoporosis Foundation: "Teriparatide."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Calcium and Vitamin D: What You Need To Know."

National Osteoporosis Society - UK: "Hyperparathyroid and Osteoporosis."

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center: "What Is Osteoporosis? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public."

Nordin, BE. , 1997. Nutrition

Mayo Clinic: "Hyperparathyroidism," "Teriparatide."

UpToDate: "Parathyroid hormone therapy for osteoporosis," "Primary hyperparathyroidism: Management."

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Hyperparathyroidism."

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons: "Parathyroid Gland."

Collinge, C. , 2016. International Journal of the Care of the Injured

International Osteoporosis Foundation: "Teriparatide."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Calcium and Vitamin D: What You Need To Know."

National Osteoporosis Society - UK: "Hyperparathyroid and Osteoporosis."

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center: "What Is Osteoporosis? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public."

Nordin, BE. , 1997. Nutrition

Mayo Clinic: "Hyperparathyroidism," "Teriparatide."

UpToDate: "Parathyroid hormone therapy for osteoporosis," "Primary hyperparathyroidism: Management."

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

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