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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
Methylphenidate, Shower/Tub Chair, Rest
Cannabis, Alprazolam
Tramadol, Gabapentin, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
Trazodone, Zolpidem, Amitriptyline
Duloxetine, Sertraline, Venlafaxine

What do patients take to treat Hyperparathyroidism and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Superior Source Vitamin D3, NatureMade Vitamin D3)


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?

  • 103 patients have this condition
  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 25 say Hyperparathyroidism is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 14
40s 25
50s 24
60s 18
70+ 0


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 17
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 49
Not Diagnosed 5

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