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Hypoparathyroidism 101 - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 9, 2017 1:13:48 PM

Hypoparathyroidism 101: Hypoparathyroidism occurs when an individual's parathyroid glands produce too little parathyroid hormone (PTH). This leads to low blood calcium levels, and rising phosphorus blood levels. Symptoms vary depending on the cause, but usually involve involuntary muscle contractions and decreased nerve functioning. This condition is most often the result of accidental injury or removal of the parathyroid glands during a surgical operation. Treatment may involve long term supplement use to regulate levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. Check out this infographic to learn more about hypoparathyroidism:

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