Hyperparathyroidism can be caused by both injury or illness. The result is an overabundance of calcium in the bloodstream. When the condition is the result of a malfunction within the parathyroid gland, this is known as primary hyperparathyroidism, which can be caused by the growth of an adenoma, an enlargement of the glands themselves, or a rare type of cancerous tumor. Conversely, secondary hyperparathyroidism is the result of something happening outside the glands, such as a severe deficiency in either Vitamin D or calcium. Even though your body can produce enough Vitamin D, it may not be able to do so if it isn't getting what it needs to complete the process. Chronic kidney failure may also play a role in diagnosing hyperparathyroidism.
Treatment Options for Hyperparathyroidism
Doctors can use several different methods to diagnose hyperparathyroidism. These include blood tests and bone density tests, which provide doctors with an accurate account of how well the body is metabolizing the calcium in the bloodstream. Using this information, doctors can create an effective treatment plan that will help to control symptoms and allow patients to improve their quality of life. Each patient experiences hyperparathyroidism differently. Treatment plans are unique to the patient and are formulated according to their individual needs.
In certain cases, treatment may not be required but doctors will closely monitor your calcium levels to ensure they remain within the proper range. If they begin to fluctuate, hormone replacement therapy may be implemented to stabilize the number of parathyroid hormones. One of the most common treatment options involves surgery to remove one or more of the diseased parathyroid glands. Most patients experience a short recovery time.
MIRP parathyroid surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows doctors to remove diseased parathyroid glands via a very small incision (a radio-guided parathyroidectomy requires an incision that is less than an inch long) By using specially designed tools, the doctor can find and removed the diseased glands in a short period of time, which means less trauma to the surrounding tissues, a faster recovery time, and less risk of infection. Also known as a "focused" parathyroidectomy, this type of procedure is extremely effective, produces almost immediate results and is becoming one of the most commonly used treatment options for parathyroid disease
Parathyroid of Texas
The staff at Parathyroid of Texas are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the parathyroid glands. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with hyperparathyroidism, call and schedule an appointment as soon as possible!