Hypoparathyroidism, or underactive parathyroid, is a condition where there is not enough of the parathyroid hormone (PTH) being secreted. This causes very low levels of calcium in the blood, also known as hypocalcemia.

There are several risk factors associated with hypoparathyroidism, including autoimmune diseases, recent thyroid surgery and a family history of parathyroid disorder.

Common hypoparathyroidism symptoms include:

  • Weakness
  • Muscle cramps or twitching
  • Pain
  • Difficulty with walking
  • Tingling around the mouth, fingers, and toes
  • Excessive nervousness
  • Loss of memory
  • Personality change or mood swings ( anxiety)
  • Blurred vision due to cataracts
  • Thin, brittle nails
  • Dry and scaly skin
  • Seizures

Our surgeons at the Parathyroid Center can recommend the best treatment option to help manage hypoparathyroidism, which may include minimally invasive surgery.

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