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.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 14 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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