The Best Hospital for Parathyroid Surgery: Hospital for Endocrine Surgery in Tampa
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8M ago
Selecting the best hospital for parathyroid surgery is crucial for ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction. Even though we may be biased…. the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery in Tampa is the clear leader. As the world's only hospital exclusively dedicated to endocrine surgery, its focus on parathyroid surgery is truly unparalleled. The Best Hospital for Parathyroid Surgery: Hospita ..read more
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How Does Hyperparathyroidism Cause Osteoporosis?
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9M ago
National Osteoporosis Month: Unraveling the Connection - How Does Hyperparathyroidism Cause Osteoporosis? During National Osteoporosis Month, it is crucial to shed light on the significant impact of parathyroid disease as a leading cause of osteoporosis. In this article, we’ll explore how hyperparathyroidism triggers osteoporosis and emphasize the role of surgery as the only cure for parathyro ..read more
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Five Things to Know About Hypoparathyroidism on World Hypoparathyroid Awareness Day
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9M ago
This article was written by Dr. Dan Ruan, who is passionate about hypoparathyroidism and served on the Board of Medical Advisors for hypopara.org for 10 years. He is currently a senior surgeon at the Norman Parathyroid Center where he performs parathyroid surgery exclusively. World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day is a day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of hypoparathyroidi ..read more
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Resolving Hypercalcemia: The Power of Parathyroid Surgery
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9M ago
In this article, we aim to shed light on the significant role of parathyroid surgery in treating hyperparathyroidism and resolving hypercalcemia. Join us as we explore the effectiveness of surgical intervention and the immediate relief it can provide to patients. In most cases, about 85%, hypercalcemia is caused by hyperparathyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism is a disorder where the parathyroid ..read more
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Top 5 Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism in Women
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11M ago
Women are three times more likely than men to suffer from hyperparathyroidism (parathyroid disease). It is most common in women over the age of 50, though it does affect young people and men as well. Hyperparathyroidism is devastating is left untreated, and it often causes maddening and debilitation symptoms in many patients. However, the symptoms of hyperparathyroidism are different in diff ..read more
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Everything You Want to Know About Life After Parathyroid Surgery... But Were Afraid to Ask
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1y ago
Life After Parathyroid Surgery Having to undergo surgery invariably generates a fair amount of anxiety. We wonder what it will be like to go through it, what we will feel like afterwards, how much pain we will experience, what our limitations will be, and what might go wrong. I perform surgery solely on patients with parathyroid disease with thousands of parathyroid operations being performed ..read more
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What kind of doctor treats parathyroid disease?
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1y ago
Parathyroid disease describes a group of diseases in which there is an excess of parathyroid hormone. These conditions can cause bone loss, kidney stones, kidney damage, increased cardiovascular risk, bone pain, fatigue, sleep issues, brain fog… the list goes on. Patients with untreated parathyroid disease have a shorter lifespan, and their quality of life suffers greatly. What kind of docto ..read more
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Normal calcium levels in Primary Hyperparathyroidism: What you should know
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1y ago
If you have primary hyperparathyroidism, you can have a typical or an atypical presentation of the disorder. Typical presentation (roughly 95% of our patients) will have elevated blood calcium levels with corresponding inappropriately elevated parathyroid hormone levels. Atypical presentation (roughly 5% of our patients) will have normal calcium levels and elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH ..read more
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Top 4 Ways Wegovy, Mounjaro and Saxenda Won’t Work to Cause Weight Loss Explained by Expert Endocrine Surgeon
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1y ago
Wegovy, Saxenda, and Mounjaro are three of the new miracle weight loss drugs that make almost all people lose weight in a dramatic fashion. In a previous article I described 10 very different ways Wegovy caused weight loss for me and show how all ten mechanisms work together to cause a sustained and continuous drop of 1.5-2 pounds per week for several months. I called it a miracle drug because ..read more
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The top 10 symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, presented with real patient examples
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1y ago
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a destructive disease caused by benign growths of the parathyroid glands. It is is characterized by high parathyroid hormone (PTH) production and causes accelerated bone loss, kidney injury, and it is associated with heart disease and stroke. People with hyperparathyroidism don’t live as long, or as well, as they should. The mechanisms that control how calcium ..read more
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