Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Hypoparathyroidism in Children

Hypoparathyroidism is very uncommon in children, given the average age of disease onset is about 43. But it’s not unknown. Here is some information about the causes, treatment, and likely duration of hypoparathyroidism in young patients. What is hypoparathyroidism? Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition in which the body produces…

Clinical Trials for Hypoparathyroidism

There currently is no cure for hypoparathyroidism, and moreover, few therapy options are available — particularly for patients for whom the standard treatment of calcium and active vitamin D is not very effective in controlling the disease. Participating in clinical trials can help researchers develop new and better treatments.

Emergency ID Card for Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism can lead to acute crises due to altered blood calcium levels. Physicians may not be familiar enough with the disorder to respond adequately in such a crisis. You may, for this reason, want to consider having an emergency ID card with you at all times. What is hypoparathyroidism?…

Warning Signs of Depression in People With Hypoparathyroidism

Living with a chronic disease such as hypoparathyroidism can be overwhelming. Symptoms require lifelong monitoring and may include weakness, muscle cramps, abnormal sensations in hands and feet, excessive nervousness, uncontrollable spasms, and brain fog. Everyday disease management can significantly affect your quality of life and may even…

Spoon Theory for Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism can result in a host of symptoms that, in addition to fatigue and generalized weakness, may include tingling in fingertips and other areas, and muscle pain and cramps. Your feelings, physical and emotional, can be overwhelming and difficult to explain to others. The spoon theory can…

Differences Between Primary and Secondary Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism is a condition in which the body cannot produce enough parathyroid hormone (PTH) from the parathyroid glands. Depending on what causes the disease, hypoparathyroidism is categorized as primary or secondary. Primary hypoparathyroidism Primary hypoparathyroidism, also known as congenital hypoparathyroidism, is when the disease occurs…