A Parathyroid Specialist Answers 3 Questions
Dr. James Norman, a parathyroid specialist, answers the 3 questions he hears most frequently from his hyperparathyroidism patients.
Hyperparathyroidism is when your parathyroid glands produce too much parathyroid hormone, which is supposed to regulate calcium levels in your body. It can lead you to feel fatigued, and hyperparathyroidism can also affect your bone health, potentially leading to osteoporosis.
Hyperparathyroidism is usually caused by a non-cancerous tumor. It can develop on one or more of your parathyroid glands (you have 4). The tumor will over-produce parathyroid hormone.
To treat hyperparathyroidism, the tumor is removed.
Dr. Norman is a parathyroid surgeon with years of experience treating hyperparathyroidism.