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Who can develop hyperparathyroidism?

Risk factors for developing hyperparathyroidism include: being female (women are twice as likely as men to have hyperparathyroidism); older age (over 50 years); being postmenopausal; kidney problems, and; a family history of hyperparathyroidism - in about 5% of cases, the condition is inherited.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Hypothyroidism


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