Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery Can Greatly Affect Life Quality

Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery Can Greatly Affect Life Quality

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Hypoparathyroidism After Thyroid Surgery Can Greatly Affect Life Quality

People who develop chronic hypoparathyroidism following surgery to remove the thyroid gland have significantly poorer quality of life than those whose surgery does not permanently damage the neighboring parathyroid glands, a Danish study shows. Notably, hypoparathyroidism’s negative affect on life was independent of the drop in thyroid-related hormones (hypothyroidism) due to gland removal, patients’ other health conditions, and their calcium levels. The study, “Postoperative Chronic Hypoparathyroidism and Quality of Life after Total Thyroidectomy,” was published in…

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