Hi All, I"m wondering if anyone else was checked to see whether they had primary, as opposed to secondary, hyperparathyroidism on recheck. I've had some problems tolerating high doses of both D2 and D3 -- a possible explanation is that I'm so thin my body lacks fat storage space and the doses are simply too high. Another explanation is that I might have primary hyperparathyroidism caused by an adenoma or enlarged parathyroid gland. The doctor thinks it's the more common hyperparathyroidism secondary to d deficiency. But, I'm wondering if any of you have had this experience. Apparently, D supplementation is NOT indicated with primary hyperparathyroidism until after you've had surgery to remove the affected gland(s). Right now, I have 170,000 IUs on board but I'm supposed to slow down until the results come in.
thanks but that site is about thyroid disease not parathyroid disease. Typically parathyroid levels are elevated in vitamin D deficiency; however, that's secondary hyperparathyroidism and they treat people empirically for D deficiency (and presumed secondary hyperparathyroidism) as long as their calcium is within the normal range. In primary hyperparathyroidism Vitamin D and calcium are not indicated I guess until after surgery. I may take a holiday from D supplementation until my results come in -- I think I've taken enough D to hold off for a week. Phyllis
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.