Hyperparathyroidism

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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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Hyperparathyroidism and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Sensipar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Bio-D3 Max, NatureMade Vitamin D3, Superior Source Vitamin D3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Rocaltrol, Vectical)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with Hyperparathyroidism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Hyperparathyroidism

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Sensipar)
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Giddiness
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Bio-D3 Max, NatureMade Vitamin D3, Superior Source Vitamin D3)
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Facial flushing
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Rocaltrol, Vectical)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Weight gain
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with Hyperparathyroidism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hyperparathyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 11
40s 33
50s 30
60s 23
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

80% Females
20% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 65
Not Diagnosed 6

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