What are the symptoms of a parathyroid problem?

Joane Goodroe

Most people think of parathyroid symptoms as kidney stones, osteoporosis and aches and pains. There are many other critical symptoms that affect these patients and diagnosis is often missed.

Some additional symptoms include ones that affect your brain, your nervous system, your bones, your muscles (including your heart), your kidneys, and your intestinal function.

A few examples of problems that a tumor of the parathyroid can cause include uncontrolled hypertension, spasm of the veins and arteries (even in your heart), heart racing, depression, dehydration, and many others.

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Endocrine System

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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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