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What is Hyperparathyroidism?

The parathyroid hormone regulates calcium and phosphate levels and helps to maintain these levels. Primary disease results from overactive parathyroid glands themselves. Secondary disease is the reaction of the parathyroid glands to other conditions such as chronic kidney disease.

What is it like to have Hyperparathyroidism?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Hyperparathyroidism and its symptoms?

These charts show data from Hyperparathyroidism patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hyperparathyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 110patients have this condition
  • 2new patients joined this month
  • 29say Hyperparathyroidism is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 13
40s 28
50s 26
60s 20
70+ 1


Distribution of females vs. males

79% Females
21% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 54
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from Hyperparathyroidism patients who have completed their condition history
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