How do you know if your fatigue is a parathyroid problem?

Joane Goodroe

Blood work that measures calcium level and parathyroid levels (PTH) are the most reliable ways to diagnosis a parathyroid problem.

However, it is important to know that many times a calcium level will be elevated on one visit and normal on another visit. This is the body trying to decrease the level of circulating calcium in the blood stream.

Some patients with a parathyroid tumor have a normal calcium and a high PTH level. There are some patients who have high normal calcium and high normal PTH level and also have a tumor. These are the most difficult patients to diagnose.

Find a physician who understands the complexity of the diagnosing parathyroid disease.

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