Normal calcium levels in Primary Hyperparathyroidism: What you should know
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2d 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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1w 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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1w 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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10 Ways Wegovy Causes Weight Loss: An Endocrinologist Documents His Experiment with this Miracle Weight Loss Drug.
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3w ago
Wegovy is the first of the new “miracle” weight loss drugs approved by the FDA. Wegovy causes weight loss in a remarkable fashion in almost everybody, but there is a lot going on to make this happen. The drug companies will tell you weight loss from Wegovy is due to its two main effects on the stomach and brain, but the drug companies are not telling the whole story about Wegovy. How Does Wego ..read more
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Parathyroid Surgery And Recovery
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6M ago
Last week we discussed what it means to have hyperactive parathyroid glands, this week we will discuss what to do about it.  When it comes to hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid removal with a surgery is usually the treatment of choice.  After that comes parathyroid surgery recovery. As a brief review to set us up for this week, the word hyperparathyroidism just means an elevated parathyroid horm ..read more
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What Do Our Parathyroid Glands Do?
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7M ago
Parathyroid Function: What Do Our Parathyroid Glands Do? What Are Our Parathyroid Glands? While most people have heard of and have at least some understanding of the thyroid gland and what it does, far fewer of us have ever heard of the parathyroid glands or have any clue what they might do for us. There is often confusion about this, with the assumption being made that the parathyroid gland ..read more
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An In-dePTH Look at Parathyroid Disease
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7M ago
Parathyroid Gland Dysfunction  Last week, we discussed what our parathyroid glands do for us when they are working properly. This week, we are exploring what happens when they malfunction. As a quick recap, parathyroid glands are responsible for regulating the calcium level in our blood. To be more specific, they help increase the calcium level in our blood if it gets too low (the same way a h ..read more
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Top 5 Things to Know About Hypoparathyroidism
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8M ago
World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day, observed on June 1 each year, brings increased awareness of hypoparathyroidism and the need for improvements in education, prevention, and treatment for this poorly understood condition. Hypoparathyroidism is characterized by inadequate parathyroid function, which typically is the result of an avoidable surgical complication. People with this condition ..read more
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The Unique Culture of the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery: Why the World's Best Surgeons All Work Together
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9M ago
The best surgeons in the world all work together at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery is the world’s top hospital for all types of endocrine surgery, including both open and robotic thyroid and parathyroid surgery for patients with thyroid disease, thyroid cancer as well as parathyroid tumors and primary hyperparathyroidism, respectively. The Hospital is als ..read more
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Secondary Hyperparathyroidism: What is it and How Is It Treated?
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11M ago
What is Secondary Hyperparathyroidism an d How is it Treated? Introduction Over the years I have seen a fair amount of confusion from patients (and from doctors as well) concerning the concept of secondary hyperparathyroidism and how it is different from primary parathyroid disease.  The distinction between the two is an important one, and in this article I will discuss what secondary hyperpa ..read more
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