Primary Parathyroidism

Primary Hyperparathyroidism Symptoms: What Are They?

The symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism are very common. Some of them include:


Weight loss (especially around the abdomen)


Nausea and Vomiting (Hematuria) – Herniated or Buried Veins, which may cause Painful Bloating and Constipation, especially if not treated properly. These symptoms usually resolve with treatment. Sometimes they will persist for years after treatment ends.

If untreated, these symptoms can lead to death.

Vasculitis (Blood Clots) – Blood clots in the legs, lungs, heart and other organs. This is a life threatening condition. If left untreated it can lead to death.

Kidney Stones – Large stones that block your kidneys from working properly. They may cause pain when passing through the urine stream and increase blood pressure. Treatment is necessary to remove these stones safely without causing harm to your kidneys or bladder.

Dehydration (Edema) – Fluid fills the soft tissue in your body, but not your cells. It can cause swelling in arms, legs, feet, and hands. This may cause shortness of breath if it occurs in the lungs.

Your doctor may prescribe medication to break down excess clots. They may also advise you to change your diet or take supplements to prevent or dissolve blood clots from recurring.

Loss of Appetite (Vomiting) – Nausea and vomiting are also symptoms of hypoparathyroidism.

Muscle Weakness

Neuropathy (Numbness)

Blurry Vision

Decreased Vision Acute Vision Loss (Vision Loss)

Now you know all about primary hyperparathyroidism symptoms. Thanks for your time folks.

P.S: If you or someone you know is suffering from any of these symptoms; severe fatigue, weight loss, anxiety or depression, nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, numbness, blurry or decreased vision; please contact your doctor immediately.

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