Signs & Symptoms Endocrinology

Hyperparathyroidism
Signs and Symptoms

Often people with hyperparathyrodism do not experience any symptoms or attribute them to other causes. Excessive parathyroid hormone can cause bones to become weak from loss of calcium. Skeletal weakening is one of the classic effects of hyperparathyroidism and may make people susceptible to broken bones. A high blood calcium level also can lead to kidney stones and kidney malfunction. Other common symptoms of hyperparathyroidism include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Lethargy and fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Memory loss

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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