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What are the symptoms of hypoparathyroidism?

The symptoms of hypoparathyroidism result from the low levels of calcium in the body. The most common symptom is muscle cramps or tightness and tingling of the lips or fingers. This condition is known as tetany, which causes twitching and painful spasms in muscles of the face, hands, arms, throat and, sometimes, the feet. Seizures also can occur, but they are rare. In addition to tetany, symptoms accompanying hereditary hypoparathyroidism can include hair loss, dry skin, yeast infection (candidiasis), typically of the fingers, toenails, skin, mouth (thrush) or vagina. Undetected hypoparathyroidism in children also can lead to vomiting, headaches, poor tooth development, mental retardation.

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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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