Hyperparathyroidism is a condition in which the parathyroid creates more of the parathyroid hormone than it needs to, causing an imbalance in the amount of calcium in the body. This can lead to problems with the bones, muscles, nervous system, and kidneys.

Calcium is used by every cell and organ in the body, which means there is a wide range of signs and symptoms of calcium imbalance. To make matters more complicated, the severity of symptoms does not go hand in hand with the rise in calcium levels. Some patients with slight elevation in calcium will, for example, have severe osteoporosis.

Because plenty of the symptoms are non-specific, many patients are misdiagnosed and the parathyroid disorder goes untreated. This is far from ideal, as parathyroid disease only gets worse with time and never will get better on its own.

In order to help you better understand hyperparathyroidism and its signs and symptoms, we have created the simple list below.

Signs & symptoms of the neuropsychiatric system

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Fogginess
  • Forgetfulness
  • Poor sleep

Signs & symptoms of the musculoskeletal system

  • Bone pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Muscle weakness

Signs & symptoms of the gastrointestinal system

  • Constipation
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Anorexia
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Abdominal pain

Signs & symptoms of the renal system

  • Kidney stones
  • Frequent Urination
  • Night time urination

Signs & symptoms of the cardiac system

  • High blood pressure
  • Palpitations

If you have symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, schedule a consultation with Dr. Larian today by calling 310.461.0300.