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How Hypoparathyroidism May Affect Your Heart

Hypoparathyroidism is characterized by low levels of calcium. Low calcium levels can lead to a number of symptoms and may have a negative effect on the heart, among other organs. What is hypoparathyroidism? Hypoparathyroidism is the result of the body producing too little parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH helps to regulate the…

Hypoparathyroidism and Seizures

Up to 70% of patients with hypoparathyroidism experience seizures. Seizures can be life-altering for these patients but in many cases, they can be successfully controlled. What is hypoparathyroidism? Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disorder in which the body is not able to produce enough parathyroid hormone (PTH). The parathyroid glands…

Hypoparathyroidism and Your Skin

People with hypoparathyroidism may have problems with their skin, in addition to the more serious muscular and nervous system symptoms of the disease. Here is information about how hypoparathyroidism can affect the skin, and possible treatments that may help. What is hypoparathyroidism? Hypoparathyroidism can have various causes. The most…

Treatment Options for Hypoparathyroidism

If you have been diagnosed with hypoparathyroidism, you likely have many questions about treatment options available to you. Here is some information that may help you. Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition in which the body does not make enough parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH is vital to regulating and maintaining…

PTH Replacement Therapy for Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism is characterized by low levels of calcium, which results from lower-than-normal levels of parathryoid hormone (PTH) in the body. Some patients respond to treatment with supplements of active calcium and vitamin D, while for others, replacement of PTH can help to ease symptoms. What causes hyperparathyroidism?…

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…

Raising Awareness About Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disorder that is not very well known. Raising awareness about the disease can help to speed up diagnoses and research into better medical treatments as well as gain support. Below you will find more information on raising awareness about hypoparathyroidism and how you can help.

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.