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Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition that happens when there is not enough of a certain type of hormone in the body. This hormone is called parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone is made by the parathyroid glands, which are four small glands on or near the thyroid gland in the neck. This condition causes the calcium levels in your body to become too low and the phosphorus levels in your body to get too high.
Some people may not have any symptoms, especially if the calcium level in their blood is still close to normal.
Your health care provider will need to do regular monitoring of your calcium and phosphorus levels. You may need frequent blood tests at first, then eventually a few blood tests each year.
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This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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