Are there different types of hypoparathyroidism?
Hypoparathyroidism can be primary, in which the cause is a problem with the parathyroid glands not producing enough parathyroid hormone; secondary, in which the problem is a high level of calcium in the blood, which causes the parathyroid glands to respond by not producing much parathyroid hormone, or; pseudo, in which the parathyroid glands are producing a lot of parathyroid hormone, but the hormone is not working.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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