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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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/5/2015

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