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I have a question regarding hyperthyroidism and treatment of

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I have a question regarding hyperthyroidism and treatment of this ailment. The issue medically is a high calcium level and the detection of a damaged parathyroid (there are four parathyroid glands as you know) gland. Is there treatment of a gland other than surgery?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

This is Dr. David

there is treatment for hyperthyroidism with radioactive I-131 pills which can kill part or the whole thyroid gland to fix the thyroid problem.

this won't work for the hyperparathyroid hormone if your PTH levels are high and causing high calcium levels. you need surgery for hyperparathyroid hormone in your body.

how high is your PTH levels

how low is your TSH levels which would indicate hyperthyroidism?

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