Hyperparathyroidism is high levels of parathyroid hormone and occurs because of overactive parathyroid glands.
A new study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has reported that unusually high calcium levels in the blood can almost always be traced to primary hyperparathyroidism.
The study by Yeh and colleagues is the first to examine a large, racially and ethnically diverse population.
The condition is said to be undertreated and underreported.
The researchers discovered that the condition is most often seen in African American women over the age of 50.
Bone loss, depression and fatigue that may go undetected for years, is most common findings in this condition. [Read more...]