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I have a severe back problem diagnooisted as bone density

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I have a severe back problem diagnooisted as bone density and have been aasked to see a endocrinologist, why?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
That means you have severe bone loss.
This is unusual for your age.
This can be caused by the excessive activities from a small gland called parathyroid gland.
This is located around your neck close to the thyroid gland.
Excessive parathyroid hormones leach away calcium from the bones making them weak and prone to the fractures.
Hence, further work up is necessary.
If confirmed, you will need surgery to remove these glands.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****