Some patients who have mild disease may not need immediate treatment, according to panels convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2002. Patients who are symptom-free, whose blood calcium is only slightly elevated, and whose kidneys and bones are normal may wish to talk with their physicians about long-term monitoring. In the 2002 recommendation, periodic monitoring would consist of clinical evaluation, measurement of serum calcium levels, and bone mass measurement. If the patient and physician choose long-term follow-up, the patient should try to drink lots of water, get plenty of exercise , and avoid certain diuretics, such as the thiazides . Immobilization (inability to move) and gastrointestinal illness with vomiting or diarrhea can cause calcium levels to rise. Patients with hyperparathyroidism should seek medical attention if they find themselves immobilized, vomiting, or having diarrhea .
I am confused as to how this is different than hypothyroidism….?? I guess I don’t get it all. I do have a question though, I have a chronically low temperature, EXCEPT when I’m at a doctor’s office. Is it that I am always bundled up because I’m so cold or know I will get cold? I usually run anywhere from -, but I have found that every time I think I have a fever, I check and that is when my temperature is the lowest, yet I am hot and sweating and very uncomfortable! Is there an explanation for this?