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Why should I have surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism?

The main benefit of curing primary hyperparathyroidism with a surgery (parathyroidectomy) is the potential to fix any or all of the signs and symptoms of the disease. The most important improvements after parathyroid surgery include:
  • Improved bone density and lower risk of broken bones
  • Improved quality of life
  • Lower risk of kidney stones
  • Decreased risk of prematurely dying.

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