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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is hyperparathyroidism?

The parathyroid glands are located behind the thyroid at the bottom of the neck and produce parathyroid hormone. Hyperparathyroidism is when the parathyroid glands produce too much parathyroid hormone. Causes include problem with the parathyroid glands, gland enlargement or tumor of the gland.

Symptoms of hyperparathyroidism

  • Skin Itching

  • Dry Mouth

  • Abdominal pain

  • Losing consciousness

  • Recent changes in mental state

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hyperparathyroidism

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hyperparathyroidism

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have dry mouth?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Have you currently regained consciousness after temporarily losing consciousness?

  • Recently, are you more confused than before?

Treatment for hyperparathyroidism

Treatment includes medication and/ or surgery to remove the parathyroid glands.

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