Disease at a Glance

Summary
Hyperparathyroidism is an endocrine disorder in which the parathyroid glands in the neck produce too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). Signs and symptoms are often mild and nonspecific, such as a feeling of weakness and fatigue, depression, or aches and pains. With more severe disease, a person may have a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, confusion or impaired thinking and memory, and increased thirst and urination. People who have Primary hyperparathyroidism may have thinning of the bones, which increases the risk of fractures. There are two main types of hyperparathyroidism: Primary hyperparathyroidism and secondary hyperparathyroidism.
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When do symptoms of this disease begin?
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Symptoms

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Causes

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Last Updated: Nov. 8, 2021