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  Hyperparathyroidism (HPT)
Hyperparathyroidism means that the parathyroid glands are producing an excess of the parathyroid hormone, in turn causing elevations in the levels of calcium circulating in the body. more

  Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism (HPT)

* Confusion, foggy thinking
* Muscle cramps
* Loss of energy more

 Causes of Hyperparathyroidism (HPT)

The exact cause of most parathyroid adenomas is not known. more

 Treatment of Hyperparathyroidism (HPT)
Surgery to remove the enlarged gland(s) is the only treatment for hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and cures 95 percent of cases. more


Several years ago a new test, called technetium-sestamibi scanning became available. more


About Parathyroid Glands
Parathyroid glands are small pea sized glands of the endocrine system which are located behind the thyroid. Occasionally the parathyroid glands are located in unusual places (ectopic locations) such as inside the thyroid gland, in the chest, in the thymus gland or near the jaw.

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