Parathyroid Hormone

Definition of Parathyroid Hormone:

A hormone released by the parathyroid glands that acts to keep a constant level of calcium in body tissues.

Topics Related to Parathyroid Hormone


...the condition
“Most people with primary hyperparathyroidism have one or more enlarged, overactive parathyroid glands that secrete too much parathyroid hormone.  In secondary hyperparathyroidism, a problem such as kidney failure makes the body resistant to the action of parathyroid hormone...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...the condition
“...Estrogen protects bone against the resorbing actions of the parathyroid hormone.  Studies have shown women who use HRT for at least five years, starting soon after the menopause, reduce the risk of fracture by about 60%...”
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Poor Bone Health

...the condition
“...This modeling-remodeling process is regulated by factors such as nutritional status, sex hormone status, parathyroid hormone levels, and vitamin D status...”

Vitamin D Requirement

...the condition
“...Measurements of blood plasma 25-OH-D, blood plasma calcium, and blood plasma parathyroid hormone must also be obtained for the diagnosis of these diseases...”
...recommendation Vitamin D
“...Measurements of 25-OH-D, calcium, and parathyroid hormone should be obtained after the treatment period to make sure the therapy did, in fact, result in normal blood values.”
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