Blood Levels of 2 Minerals May Predict Faster Parathyroid Recovery

Blood Levels of 2 Minerals May Predict Faster Parathyroid Recovery

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Blood Levels of 2 Minerals May Predict Faster Parathyroid Recovery

In people with hypoparathyroidism caused by thyroid gland removal, the combined levels of magnesium and phosphorus in the blood best predicted the short-term return to normal parathyroid function, a study reported. Short term was defined by its researchers as a return to normal within 30 days of a thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the thyroid gland). The study, “Short-term recovery in patients suffering hypoparathyroid after thyroidectomy: a case control study,” was published in the journal BMC Surgery.…

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