How does hyperparathyroid treatment improve bone strength?

Decreased bone density is one of the most serious problems caused by primary hyperparathyroidism. After successful parathyroidectomy, patients regain as much as 6 to 12% of their bone strength. Even better, although patients with primary hyperparathyroidism are at increased risk for fracture when compared to the general population, after successful parathyroidectomy, the risk of fracture returns to that of the average person. In fact, there was a 14% decrease in the 10-year fracture risk (hip fractures had the biggest decrease in risk).

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Endocrine System

Your endocrine system works with your nervous system to control important bodily functions. The endocrine systems responsibilities include regulating growth, sexual development and function, metabolism and mood. The endocrine syst...

em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis.

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