What are the symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

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Joane Goodroe
Nursing

Most people with hyperparathyroidism will have 4-6 of these symptoms below. Some will have lots of them. 95% of people with hyperparathyroidism will have 3 or more of these symptoms. In general, the longer you have hyperparathyroidism, the more symptoms you will develop.

  • Bones hurt, typically it's bones in the legs and arms but can be most bones.
  • Don't sleep like you used to. Wake up in middle of night. Trouble getting to sleep.
  • Tired during the day and frequently feel like you want a nap.
  • More irritable and harder to get along with.
  • Forget simple things.
  • Gastric acid reflux; heartburn; GERD.
  • Decrease in sex drive.
  • Thinning hair.
  • Kidney Stones.
  • High Blood Pressure (sometimes mild, sometimes quite severe;
    up and down a lot).
  • Recurrent Headaches (usually patients under the age of 40).
  • Heart Palpitations (arrhythmias). Typically atrial arrhythmias.
  • Atrial Fibrillation (rapid heart rate, often requiring blood
    thinners).

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