Recent blood tests and urine tests indicated that I have low vitamin D and high calcium levels in my blood. My family doctor referred me to an Endocrinologist who conducted more tests, and diagnosed my condition as hyperthyroidism. She indicated tha I have an enlarged parathyroid gland and recommended a consultation with a throat surgeon to discuss removal of the gland. I want to find out if surgery is my only action to take, and what other causes and treatments are available for low vitamin D and elevated PTH in the blood. Recent 24-hour urine tests and kidney tests (including kidney xrays) indicate no kidney stones or kidney damage.
I currently suffer from chronic high blod pressure and take four medicines (bystolic, 10mg; benicar HCT 40-12.5; clonidine, 0.1mg; amlodipine, 5mg). My gastroenterologist diagnosed me with gastroperesis, so I take domperidone 10mg (Motioium- four tabs a day), as well as Prilosec OTC once a day for bloating and acid reflux.
Although my family physician just discovered the high calcium level in my blood, I believe it has been elevated for several years. I say this because I have read some of the causes of elevated PTH,
such as arthritis, muscle discomfort in my right side, elevated uric acid, high blood pressure, intestinal problems, and gout, all of which I suffer from time to time. My final concern is whether one of my blood pressure medications ( dieuretic) may be contributing to the elevated PTH in my blood.
I meet with an ear, nose, and throat surgeon tomorrow to discuss the pros and cons of removal of a PTH gland? Pleas let me know what questions and concerns I should convey? I would appreciate you earliest response.
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