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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with hyperparathyroidism

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Sensipar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
hyperparathyroidism (4)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin D3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
hyperparathyroidism (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
hyperparathyroidism (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

Data from patients with hyperparathyroidism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hyperparathyroidism

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Sensipar)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperparathyroidism (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hyperparathyroidism (4)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin D3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hyperparathyroidism (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
hyperparathyroidism (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hyperparathyroidism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hyperparathyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 15
40s 39
50s 66
60s 41
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 21
60-69 years 4
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

84% Female
16% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 102
Not Diagnosed 7

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