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How is hypoparathyroidism diagnosed?

Diagnostic measures begin with the individual's own observation of symptoms. A thorough medical history and physical examination by a physician is always required for an accurate diagnosis. The general practitioner may refer the individual to an endocrinologist, a medical specialist who studies the function of the parathyroid glands as well as other hormone producing glands. Laboratory studies include blood and urine tests to help determine phosphate and calcium levels. X rays are useful to determine any abnormalities in bone density associated with abnormal calcium levels. These autoimmune disorders may accompany hypoparathyroidism, but are not an actual cause of it.

More information on hypoparathyroidism

What is hypoparathyroidism? - Hypoparthyroidism is a deficiency of parathyroid hormone that causes abnormal metabolism of calcium and phosphorus.
What causes hypoparathyroidism? - Causes of hypoparathyroidism include accidental removal of a parathyroid gland when the thyroid is removed.
What are the symptoms of hypoparathyroidism? - The most common symptoms of hypoparathyroidism is muscle cramps or tightness and tingling of the lips or fingers.
How is hypoparathyroidism diagnosed? - Diagnosis of hypoparathyroidism begin with the individual's own observation of symptoms.
What's the treatment for hypoparathyroidism? - Hypoparathyroidism is treated with calcium and vitamin D supplements to maintain a normal level of calcium in the blood. 
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