Hypercalcemia

What is Hypercalcemia? Hypercalcemia is a disorder of calcium homeostasis with an excessive amount of calcium in the blood/serum. It can have many causes including some as benign as eating or drinking excessive calcium or being on too high of a supplement of calcium to more in depth reasons like taking medications with hypercalcemia as…

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Fatigue

What is fatigue? Fatigue is a nonspecific term usually used to describe various symptoms including generalized weakness, difficulty in initiating or continuing day to day activities, difficulty with concentration or memory, difficulty with emotional stability and even daytime sleepiness. Some may even be given a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Symdrome. Due to its vague qualities,…

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Primary Hyperparathyroidism

What are the Parathyroid Glands? The parathyroid glands are four tiny glands in the neck on the underside of the thyroid gland. They produce parathyroid hormone, which is responsible for regulating blood calcium and phosphorus levels. Primary hyperparathyroidism is a condition characterized by high parathyroid hormone levels due to enlarged parathyroid glands or a parathyroid…

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Reclast

Before starting today’s post, we wanted to first urge all of our existing and future patients to stay safe. Houston has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and we want all of our patients to know that we still recommend observing all possible precautions against community spread including regular hand washing, wearing face…

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