Why Does Hyperparathyroidism Cause Gerd?

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Definition

Hyperparathyroidism is excessive production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by the parathyroid glands.

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  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The parathyroid glands are located in the neck, near or attached to the back side of the thyroid gland. They produce parathyroid hormone, which controls calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D levels within the blood and bone.

When calcium levels are too low,...

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