Chronic Hypoparathyroidism Linked to Higher Risk of Kidney Stones

Chronic Hypoparathyroidism Linked to Higher Risk of Kidney Stones

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Chronic Hypoparathyroidism Linked to Higher Risk of Kidney Stones

People with chronic hypoparathyroidism have a significantly higher risk of kidney stones compared with patients without chronic disease, a large study finds. These patients also have a much greater risk of experiencing calcium deposits or calcification — called nephrocalcinosis — in kidney tissue, the results show. According to the investigators, further research is needed to clarify how hypoparathyroidism and its management raise the risk of these conditions. That ultimately could aid in the prevention of kidney…

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