How does primary hyperparathyroidism affect quality of life?

The signs and symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism can significantly affect and worsen a patient's quality of life. A number of studies have used different tools to determine just how much primary hyperparathyroidism affects a person's quality of life. These studies show that primary hyperparathyroidism patients had a worse overall quality of life than healthy control subjects in all areas that were measured. Research has shown that surgery can improve many of these symptoms and improve the quality of life for a majority of patients. In most studies, up to 80% to 95% of patients reported improvement in vague symptoms following cure. In particular, substantial improvement was noted in emotional problems and body pain. 


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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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