Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Can Addison's Disease cause Hyperparathyroid?

Question: "I have read that Addisonians can have hypoparathyroid but not anything about hyperparathyroid. My levels have been high...10.8 for more than a year now and my parathyroid level was a little high as well. "

This person said she has Addison's disease and Graves disease (over production of thyroid hormones)

High calcium levels (hypercalcaemia) can cause hyperparathyroid (over production of parathyroid hormones).

When the adrenal glands do not work well and produce few adrenal hormones, it can cause hypoparathyroid (low parathyroid hormone production).

Your high levels are probably from the Graves disease. Few things are high with Addison's disease. I run on low.

You might want to discuss this with your doctor.

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