Study Finds PTH Needs Another Hormone to Help Lower Phosphate Levels

Study Finds PTH Needs Another Hormone to Help Lower Phosphate Levels

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Study Finds PTH Needs Another Hormone to Help Lower Phosphate Levels

Replacement therapy with parathyroid hormone (PTH) — the hormone found at low levels in patients with hypoparathyroidism — requires the presence of another hormone called fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) to help the kidneys expel excess phosphate, a small study has found. The study, “PTH and FGF23 exert interdependent effects on renal phosphate handling: evidence from patients with hypoparathyroidism and hyperphosphatemic familial tumoral calcinosis treated with synthetic human PTH 1–34,” was published in the Journal…

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