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What causes parathyroid?

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Posted on Fri, 4 Dec 2015
Question: What is the parathyroid and why should I be concerned about too high calcium in my bloodwork?

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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Parathyroid is responsible for calcium levels; various causes listed below

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. The parathyroid gland is a group of 4 small glands that is responsible for controlling the calcium levels in the body.

Elevated calcium levels in the body can indicate any of the below listed abnormalities:

+Side effect of medications
+Dehydration
+Overactive parathyroid (hyperparathyroidism)
+Sarcoidosis
+A few chronic conditions (e.g. tuberculosis)
+Cancer
and a few others.

I hope this information provides some clarity on the situation. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (2 hours later)

thank you, what is Sarcoidosis?
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is an inflammatory disease involving multi organs

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again ma'am.

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that usually involves many organs, but the most common ones are the lungs and the lymph glands. We often see nodes formed in the organs involved.

I hope this helps. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes parathyroid?

Brief Answer: Parathyroid is responsible for calcium levels; various causes listed below Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. The parathyroid gland is a group of 4 small glands that is responsible for controlling the calcium levels in the body. Elevated calcium levels in the body can indicate any of the below listed abnormalities: +Side effect of medications +Dehydration +Overactive parathyroid (hyperparathyroidism) +Sarcoidosis +A few chronic conditions (e.g. tuberculosis) +Cancer and a few others. I hope this information provides some clarity on the situation. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.