Info

Condition

Symptoms/Mechanism

Cause

Treatment

Hyperparathyroidism

Fatigue, muscular weakness, painful joints, altered mental functions, depression, weight loss, bone weakening. Increased PTH secretion overstimulates osteoclasts.

Tumor

Remove tumor, correct bone deformities

Hypoparathyroidism

Muscle cramps and seizures. Decreased PTH secretion reduces osteoclast activity, diminishing blood calcium ion concentration.

Inadvertent surgical removal; injury

Calcium salt injections, massive doses of vitamin D

Bloodstream

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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