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Hyperparathyroidism (cont.)

Hyperparathyroidism Symptoms

Because the clinical findings seen in hyperparathyroidism are due to hypercalcemia, the symptoms are the same as those of hypercalcemia. Excessive calcium may cause high blood pressure or hypertension. Symptoms are often described as "moans, stones, groans, and bones".

Some of the symptoms include the following:

Moans (gastrointestinal conditions)

  • Constipation

  • Nausea

  • Decreased appetite

  • Abdominal pain

  • Peptic ulcer disease

Stones (kidney-related conditions)

Groans (psychological conditions)

  • Confusion

  • Dementia

  • Memory loss

  • Depression

Bones (bone pain and bone-related conditions)

  • Bone aches and pains

  • Fractures

  • Curving of the spine and loss of height

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