How can you prevent hypoparathyroidism?
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent hypoparathyroidism. A doctor can give you literature on how to live with the disease.
inadequate secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood. Here is info about this medical condition from Mayo Clinic website. You might find the information helpful: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypoparathyroidism/DS00952 And here is more info from Medlineplus: http://search.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/query?DISAMBIGUATION=true&FUNCTION=search&SERVER2=server2&SERVER1=server1&PARAMETER=hypoparathyroidism
Alfacalcidol is a type of vitamin D used to treat a number of conditions such as osteomalacia (rickets), familial hypophosphatemia, hypoparathyroidism, osteodystrophy, vitamin D deficiency, and so on. Also, this medication is used to increase the levels of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphate in the body. It belongs to a group of medicines called vitamin D analogues.
WWithout medication no a person cannot live without parathyroid glands. If born without this gland they have Di Georges syndrome. If even this by surgical error it is called hypoparathyroidism. A person will die from lack of PTH hormone that your parathyroids give your body. Many people get confused with the name of this gland. The parathyroid has absolutely nothing to do with the thyroid other than it location on each side of the thyroid…
The surgeon will try to identify and preserve your parathyroid glands if possible. Unfortunately this difficult and sometimes impossible as these glands are very tiny and literally embedded in the thyroid. If the parathyroids are inadvertently removed it results in a condition called "hypoparathyroidism," which is common and treatable.
Production of hormone is usually "hormone specific " therefore inadequacy is determined by which hormone is not produced. Often the prefix hypo- is used. I.e hypothyroidism-no/reduced secretion of thyroid hormones. Hypoparathyroidism- abnormally low rate of PTH, and lastly hyposecretion ( chronic adrenocortical insufficiency)