Parathyroid Gland Disorders
Parathyroid Gland Disorders

Parathyroid Gland Disorders

by Carlo Raj, MD

Disorders of the parathyroid glands most commonly present with abnormalities of serum calcium. Hyperparathyroidism commonly leads to hypercalcemia but is usually asymptomatic. However, if left unchecked, this disorder can cause gradual progression of bone disease, neuromuscular symptoms, or the development of painful kidney stones. Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a phenomenon usually described in patients with chronic kidney disease, whose inability to renally regulate the production and excretion of calcium and phosphate requires the parathyroid gland to work overtime. Hypoparathyroidism most often occurs after neck surgery. It can also be caused by autoimmune destruction of the glands and other, less common problems. The complications of parathyroid disease can be systemic, so early detection and a basic understanding of evaluation and management are important.

Course Details

  • Videos 17
  • Duration 1:07 h
  • Quiz questions 48
  • Concept Pages 13


Your Educators of course Parathyroid Gland Disorders

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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