Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disorder of the parathyroid glands. Most people with this disorder have one or more enlarged, overactive parathyroid glands that secrete too much parathyroid hormone. 

Below are some links dealing with hyperparathyroidism:

National Institutes of Health

endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/hyper/hyper.htm

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001215.htm

 

The Mayo Clinic

www.mayoclinic.com/health/hyperparathyroidism/DS00396

 

Information from the New York Thyroid Center and Columbia College of Medicine

http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/thyroid/hyperpara.html 

 

EndocrinWeb - Extensive Information about Hyperparathyroidism and Parathyroid Surgery

http://www.endocrineweb.com/standardpara.html

 

Information from the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/g2603/0004/2603000439/p1/article.jhtml

 

Hyperparathyroidism and Pets 

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=1&cat=1340&articleid=298

Information from Holly Frisby, DVM, MS, Veterinary Services Department

 

Hyperparathyroidism: Rare presentation of Maternal Primary Hyperparathyroidism

 http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m0999/7255_321/64189517/p1/article.jhtml

 

Abstracts from the British Journal of Medicine 

http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/oto/grand/12094.html

 

Information from Grand Rounds Archives, Baylor College of Medicine

Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Causes, Incidence and Risk Factors - http://www.1uphealth.com/health/primary_hyperparathyroidism_info.html

 

Information from 1UpHealth.com

http://www.endocrine.com/

 

Extensive information about the endocrine system, including information on Hypo and Hyper Parathyroidism

http://www.or-live.com/mountainside/1356/

Minimally invasive radio-guided parathyroidectomy.  View a short video of a radio-guided parathyroidectomy at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey.  This is a new method of treating Hyper-Parathyroidism using very localized radiation therapy to treat Hyper-parathyroidism.

 

Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guQlaGnHCTM

 

Jim Norman, MD of the Norman Endocrine Surgery Clinic, Florida

www.parathyroid.com

 

Unfortunately there are no associations dedicated to hyperparathyroidism at this time.  We will continue to try to provide information for those suffering from this disorder.

 

 

 

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