Think you have hyperparathyroidism? First, let's talk about what it is and it's most common symptoms.
What is Hyperparathyroidism?
Hyperparathyroidism is the main disease of parathyroid glands typically associated with high blood calcium. Hyperparathyroidism is a slowly destructive disease that makes people feel bad while it slowly destroys many tissues of the body. Hyperparathyroidism is caused the over-production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by one or more parathyroid tumors. This parathyroid page discusses what happens to your body when you have a parathyroid tumor and develop hyperparathyroidism.
The condition of too much parathyroid gland activity hyper = too much parathyroid = parathyroid gland ism = a disease or condition.
"There is no other disease that is so easily cured which has such a tremendous impact on a patient's health and their quality of life"
Common Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism:
Bone and joint pain
Feeling old and weak
Decreased libido and erectile dysfunction
What should you do if you have symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?
The evaluation for hyperparathyroidism should start with a simple blood test for calcium and parathyroid hormone levels. In the vast majority of cases, these 2 quick and easy tests are enough to establish or exclude hyperparathyroidism.
If you are diagnosed with Hyperparathyroidism, call us for an appointment and Dr. Brady can talk and consult with you about parathyroid surgery which cures hyperparathyroidism.
It typically takes about 30-45 minutes to do a parathyroidectomy through a very small incision. She lets the patient go home on the same day (outpatient) since they all do so well! Her patients describe this short surgery as “life changing” for them. 😍
If you're concerned about thyroid or parathyroid issues, make an appointment with us now at 512-885-8MOD or online here.