Author Archives: Mary Chapman

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…

Hypoparathyroidism and Nutrition

Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition in which the parathyroid glands produce too little parathyroid hormone or PTH. This causes a decrease in blood calcium levels and an increase in blood phosphorus levels, which can lead to a broad range of symptoms that include tingling sensations in the…

Patients, Supporters Worldwide Recognizing Rare Disease Day 2020

An abundance of events are afoot around the world to mark Rare Disease Day 2020 on Feb. 29. The activities are focused on heightening awareness about rare diseases and the hundreds of millions of individuals they are thought to affect. Patients, caregivers, and advocates worldwide will sport denim ribbons…