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Hyperparathyroidism (cont.)

Hyperparathyroidism Treatment

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Drug therapy can include medications that inhibit bone resorption, such as bisphosphonates and estrogen plus progestin, or vitamin D analogues,

Thiazide, a specific type of diuretic that may be prescribed for patients with very high calcium levels.

Calcimimetics turn off the action of PTH.

Physical activity, moderate vitamin D and calcium intake should be coupled with monitoring disease progression with tests such as serum calcium, creatinine, and bone density.

Surgery for Hyperparathyroidism

Surgery is indicated if the patient has very high calcium levels, or if the person is symptomatic with renal stones, multiple fractures, or has osteoporosis or bone rumors.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/24/2015

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