Primary Hyperparathyroidism occurs when the parathyroid glands produce to much Parathyroid Hormone (PTH). The parathyroid glands are four small glands located near or on the back of the thyroid gland below the Adam’s apple, and they produce parathyroid glands. Although Primary Hyperparathyroidism often has no symptoms, however, when symptoms occur, they are non specific. Some of the symptoms include depression, lethargy, fatigue, and pain in the muscles, among others.
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 treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism varies depending upon the severity of the disease and besides medication, doctors often schedule surgery to treat Primary Hyperparathyroidism.
DID YOU KNOW?
That the incidence of Primary Hyperparathyroidism is not very common, one in a 1000 tend to report the condition?