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What causes hyperparathyroidism?

In most cases doctors don't know the cause. The vast majority of cases occur in people with no family history of the disorder. Only about 3 to 5 percent of cases can be linked to an inherited problem. Familial endocrine neoplasia type I is one rare inherited syndrome that affects the parathyroids as well as the pancreas and the pituitary gland. Another rare genetic disorder, familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, is sometimes confused with typical hyperparathyroidism.

Patients may believe they have felt fine, but realize improvements in sleep, irritability, and memory following treatment. When symptoms are present, they may include development of gastric ulcers or pancreatitis because high calcium levels can cause inflammation and pain in the linings of the stomach and pancreas. Causes of hyperparathyroidism also include benign (non-cancerous) tumors on the parathyroid glands or enlargement of the parathyroid glands.


More information on hyperparathyroidism

What is hyperparathyroidism? - Hyperparathyroidism is excessive production of parathyroid hormone by the parathyroid glands.
What causes hyperparathyroidism? - The vast majority of hyperparathyroidism cases occur in people with no family history of the disorder.
What are the symptoms of hyperparathyroidism? - Most of the symptoms of hyperparathyroidism are kidney stones, osteoporosis, or bone degradation.
How is hyperparathyroidism diagnosed? - Diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism is made when a blood test reveals high levels of parathyroid hormone and calcium.
What're the treatments for hyperparathyroidism? - The treatment of hyperparathyroidism is primarily surgical, surgical treatment of hyparathyroidism is very safe and successful.
What is primary hyperparathyroidism? - Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common disease that occurs when parathyroid glands become overactive.
What is secondary hyperparathyroidism? - Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a functional disorder of all of the four parathyroid glands due to a serious chronic kidney insufficiency. 
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