If you've been told you have the diagnosis of elevated calcium, hypercalcemia or likely have hyperparathyroidism, but you haven't been provided with a clear road forward, then this book is speaking to you.

The Patient's Guide to Hyperparathyroidism written by Dr. Lawrence Gordon, provides a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the decisions influencing your care when you have been diagnosed with hypercalcemia or hyperparathyroidism.

Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism

Symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism include osteoporosis (thin bones), bone pain, kidney stones, and abdominal discomfort. Osteoporosis is caused by excessive action of osteoclasts, which are cells that break down bone tissue. This in turn may lead to bone pain and even fractures.  Kidney stones  are also caused by excessive calcium in the kidney and urine.

Excess PTH Symptoms Goshen NYIn addition, PTH affects the mind and mental health. An excess of PTH can be associated with feelings of anxiety and fatigue. Other symptoms include sleep difficulty, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and depression.

Elevated PTH may also have a direct toxic effect on the function of the heart muscle. Studies have shown that after a successful parathyroid operation , many (but not all) of these heart problems can significantly, if not completely, improve.

In the case of primary hyperparathyroidism, drugs will not counteract the effects of elevated PTH.