Vitamin D May Reduce Rate of Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery

Vitamin D May Reduce Rate of Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery

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Vitamin D May Reduce Rate of Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery

Vitamin D supplementation before total thyroid removal may reduce the frequency of permanent hypoparathyroidism after surgery, a clinical study suggests. However, as the difference compared with placebo was not statistically significant, future studies with more patients, more regular follow-ups, and biochemical results are needed to better understand this interaction, researchers said. The study, “Post-Operative Permanent Hypoparathyroidism and Preoperative Vitamin D Prophylaxis,” was published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Surgery to completely remove the thyroid…

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