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What causes hyperparathyroidism?
Hyperparathyroidism may be caused by:
Why is calcium so important?
Many people know that calcium is essential for bone and tooth strength and development, but it’s also important for:
What are the symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?
Since high levels of calcium in the blood affect the nervous system, some symptoms of hyperparathyroidism are neurological in origin. While each child may experience symptoms differently, some of the most common include:
The symptoms of hyperparathyroidism may resemble other conditions or medical problems, so always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.
What are the risks of hyperparathyroidism?
If left untreated, hyperparathyroidism may lead to conditions including:
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