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Primary HyperParaThyroidism

February 6, 2014 @ 7:31 am
posted by Dr Ginther

Primary HyperParaThyroidism is the result of one of the 4 Parathyroid glands going completely out of control.  It grows in size and puts out increasing amounts of Parathyroid hormone.  This steals calcium from bone and raises calcium levels in the blood.  This tumor is called an Adenoma.  The good news is that it is NOT a cancer.  The bad news is that it can and will destroy your bones.

Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism both have high PTH and high Calcium levels.  The treatments are very different; so it is necessary to tell them apart.  This is done by Parathyroid Scan.