Get answers to your Parathyroid Disorders questions.
Surgery is the most common treatment. However, if you have mild hyperparathyroidism, you may just need regular checkups with your doctor.
Estrogen replacement can help relieve symptoms and prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women.
The outlook is generally good.
Osteoporosis and the increased risk for bone fractures is the most common concern.
Other complications are less common, but may include:
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of this condition.
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Bringhurst FR, Demay MB, Kronenberg HM. Disorders of mineral metabolism. In: Kronenberg HM, Schlomo M, Polansky KS, Larsen PR, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 11th ed. St. Louis, Mo: WB Saunders; 2008:chap. 27.
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