Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disorder of one or more of the parathyroid glands. The parathyroid gland becomes overactive and secretes excess amounts of parathyroid hormone. As a result, the blood calcium rises to a level that is higher than normal. The symptoms are:
• muscle weakness
• pain in your muscles
HOW IS PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Endocrinologist diagnoses Primary Hyperparathyroidism through blood tests and in certain cases, X-rays can help the doctor to identify bone problems.
HOW IS PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM TREATED?
The only treatment for Primary Hyperparathyroidism is the surgical removal of the offending tumour or gland. The specialist will be able to plan and execute the surgery and rid the patient of the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
In a rare case of Primary Hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid cancer may cause this disease.