Without all the technical detail, I don't have hyperparathyroidism, but Vit. D deficiency--not enough sun, or so it is the current theory of the quite young endocrinologist. This doctor looked almost young enough to be my grandson.
The cure, hopefully will be taking ergocalciferol (Vit. D) for 90 days, maybe longer, and then resuming shots for osteoporosis which I have, and which is definitely hereditary.
That was the simple theory. He was glad I came to him and did not unnecessarily have my parathyroids removed. He diagrammed on the paper sheet on the examining table. I wish I had asked if I could keep it. Anyway the technical part made sense to me.
I also have to try to chew 2 TUMS twice a day, since I have failed to find a calcium tab I can tolerate. Right now, I can't take any calcium product with D in it as I will be taking prescription strength Vit. D for awhile.
And NO he doesn't want me out in sun burning my 73-year-old skin. COVER UP!!!
At least for now the Lord has delivered me from a more serious fate. Blessed by the name of the Lord.