Secondary hyperparathyroidism

What is Secondary hyperparathyroidism?

Secondary hyperparathyroidism refers to the excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by the parathyroid glands in response to hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels) and associated hyperplasia of the glands. This disorder is especially seen in patients with chronic kidney failure. It is often—although not consistently—abbreviated as SHPT in medical literature.

Questions and answers on "Secondary hyperparathyroidism"

I am frustrated with trying to get a dx with regard to an abnormally high PTH. What is the best imaging test to make a determination. My calcium...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please do vitamin D and kidney function

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the question and understand your...

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My doctor said i have secondary hyperparathyroidism (though, others are convinced it's primary). I've been put on vitamin d. Since I started it, I...

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Hello,
Thank you for asking on HCM!
If hyperparathyroidism is supposed to be due to Vit D deficiency
, than parathormone does not reach very high...

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My parathyroid hormone levels have been up and down for the last several months. I have had a general feeling of malaise for at least a year, with...

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Brief Answer:
Likely secondary hyperparathyroidism

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Noted your concern. The high PTH associated with low Vitamin D is...

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Recent questions on  Secondary hyperparathyroidism

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My father has hypertension and Kidney Disease and is on dialysis 3.5hrs 3x weekly. For the past 6 months, his PTH has skyrocketed, almost to 1200....

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Is there such a thing as too much Vitamin D? What is the best treatment for secondary parathyroidism?

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Is there such a thing as too much Vitamin D? What is the best treatment for secondary parathyroidism?

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My doctor said i have secondary hyperparathyroidism (though, others are convinced it's primary). I've been put on vitamin d. Since I started it, I...

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have high calcium (10.6), high parathyroid hormone (110), and low vitamin D (18). I have kidney stones and new onset hypertension, malaise,...

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