Hypoparathyroidism - A Rare Health Condition

World Hypoparathyroidism Day
02 June 2021

Hypoparathyroidism is an uncommon health condition in which the body does not produce enough parathyroid hormone which regulates the two main minerals in the body calcium and phosphorus. During this condition calcium level in the blood decreases and phosphorus in blood increases. Calcium is needed by the body for cellular communication, muscle contractions and bone health. Patients with hypoparathyroidism may experience symptoms like tingling or burning sensation in fingertips, toes and lips, muscle cramps, tiredness, dry and rough skin, coarse hair, brittle nails and twitching facial muscles. 


Celebrate hypoparathyroidism day 

World Hypoparathyroidism Day is celebrated internationally on 1st June every year to raise awareness about the disease so that better study, research and diagnostic procedures can be introduced for timely treatment. The major reason for awareness campaigns from healthcare, NGOs and educational institutes is to increase knowledge of healthcare professionals and general public about this rare health condition. Hypoparathyroidism has not been well researched, and surveys show that it can take up to 10 years for patients to detect the disease.


Delayed diagnosis 

There are different health conditions that get disturbed by the less secretion of parathyroid gland counting:

1. Hypocalcemia: low calcium levels in blood 

2. Hyperphosphatemia: presence of excess phosphate in blood and urine 

Patients living with hypoparathyroidism in long-term face consequences like bone disease and bone deformities in children, muscle diseases and fatigue. 


Get tested today

Rehman Medical Institute has always contributed in the healthcare, education and research industry. If you experience any signs and symptoms of the disease contact the expert physicians today. At RMI our qualified experts in the department of ENT take care of all the thyroid related diseases and surgeries. The pathology lab in RMI is fully equipped for all diagnostic procedures of hypoparathyroidism. Hypoparathyroidism is detected in a blood test that reveals presence of low parathyroid hormone levels, low calcium and high phosphorus levels.