When the parathyroid glands are overactive your bones release calcium into the blood stream. High levels of calcium on blood tests are never normal! Hyperparathyroidism can affect both sexes and all ages.
It is more common in women ages 30 to 60. There may be no symptoms, or the symptoms may be mild to severe. Clues to diagnosising hyperparathyroidism can often be seen in simple blood tests.
Frequent signs and symptoms include:
Don’t feel well in a hard to describe kind of way
High blood pressure
Muscule weakness, muscle pain,
Osteoporosis, bone pain
Confusion, anxiety, depression
Making the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism can be extremely challanging since the laboratory often reports blood calcium levels as normal when they may not be normal.
A simple surgery is usually the best form of treatment with patients often feeling better within hours.