Hypoparathyroidism Follow-up

Updated: Mar 27, 2017
  • Author: Joseph Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Patients with primary hypoparathyroidism have a lifelong risk of symptomatic tetany.

Without access to calcium, a patient may die.

All patients should wear a chain or bracelet that identifies them as having primary hypoparathyroidism.

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Patient Education

Diuretic use: The use of any diuretic medication may alter calcium homeostasis. Patients must know this and should remind their practitioner whenever new medications are prescribed.

Pregnancy: Medications that alter the synthesis of proteins and albumin in the liver and/or hyperestrogenic states, such as pregnancy, may lead to alterations in calcium homeostasis. Instruct patients to consult their doctor prior to any changes in any medications.

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