Hyperparathyroidism

In this segment, Dr. Robert Udelsman, the Chief of Endocrine Surgery at the Miami Cancer Institute, explains what the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism means, what are the symptoms and its potential complications. This is one of the most common hormonal disorders in which symptoms might get confused with getting older, but hyperparathyroidism may raise the levels of calcium in the bloodstream, hypercalcemia, causing all kinds of problems, which can range from depression to severe loss of bone and kidney stones. Dr. Udelsman identifies ways to diagnose and treat this condition.

DISCLAIMER: The information and opinions expressed in the programs on this channel and website are intended to address specific questions asked or situations described in each particular program, are for educational purposes only, and are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these programs without seeking the advice of your personal physician or a qualified medical provider. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed, please contact your doctor or other medical professional.