Hypoparathyroidism Linked to Reduced Health-related Quality of Life

Hypoparathyroidism Linked to Reduced Health-related Quality of Life

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Hypoparathyroidism Linked to Reduced Health-related Quality of Life

Patients with hypoparathyroidism experience reduced health-related quality of life, as compared to those without the disease, regardless of blood calcium levels, according to a new study. The authors of the study suggest that some of these health-related quality of life issues may be amended with the use of PTH analogs — a replacement for the parathyroid hormone (PTH) that is decreased in patients with hypoparathyroidism — particularly in patients with low blood calcium levels. The…

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