By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD
Hyperparathyroidism does not always cause symptoms and treatment may not be necessary. In these cases, regular monitoring and a diet containing a balanced amount of calcium may be all that is required. In cases of primary hyperparathyroidism that has led to an elevated calcium level, symptoms may range in severity.
Some of the general symptoms that may be associated with hypercalcemia include:
If the hypercalcemia is left untreated, more severe symptoms may appear. These include:
In rare cases, hyperparathyroidism can lead to the following complications:
Reviewed by Sally Robertson, BSc
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014