How does hyperparathyroid treatment improve quality of life?

Following successful parathyroidectomy, patients reported a significant improvement in quality of life, even up to 10 years later. Up to 80% of patients will find relief from some of the more common symptoms like: fatigue, exhaustion, weakness, malaise (don't feel well), confusion, can't concentrate, memory loss (can't remember things), headaches, insomnia (don't sleep well), bone pain, back pain, joint pain, depression, reflux, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite. 

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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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