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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?

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?

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


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 17
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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