Hyperparathyroidism can be a difficult disease to diagnose due to its symptoms being subtle, gradual, and easy to attribute to different conditions. While some with hyperparathyroidism will be able to notice symptoms within the first year, others may not notice any apparent symptoms for several years. It is important for those who suspect they have hyperparathyroidism to understand some of the telling signs and symptoms so that they can be accurately diagnosed and treated.
What Is Hyperparathyroidism?
Hyperparathyroidism occurs when one or more of the parathyroid glands becomes overactive and produces too much of the parathyroid hormone. Most cases of hyperparathyroidism are caused by a benign parathyroid tumor that is causing the gland to become abnormal and overproduce the parathyroid hormone. The only function of the parathyroid gland is to regulate the level of calcium in the body and the continuous overproduction of the parathyroid hormone leads to abnormal calcium levels. Calcium affects every cell in the body, so eventually the high levels of calcium take a physical toll on the body.
Signs and Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism
There are five bodily systems that can be affected by hyperparathyroidism and high levels of calcium. Patients should look for the following signs and symptoms:
What is the Best Treatment for Hyperparathyroidism?
It is important that patients with hyperparathyroidism are accurately diagnosed. Unfortunately, many patients are misdiagnosed due to the symptoms of the disease being attributed to another condition. It is important for patients to seek medical attention from a parathyroid expert.
At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Larian is committed to first accurately diagnosing patients and then providing them with the most innovative treatments available. For qualified patients, Dr. Larian can perform a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy to remove the parathyroid tumor that is causing the gland to act abnormally. Dr. Larian is a pioneer of this innovative technique and patients report feeling an immediate improvement in their health soon after the surgery.
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If you believe you may be suffering from symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, call the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills and schedule a consultation with parathyroid expert Dr. Larian at 310.933.4210 today!
Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA
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