Hypoparathyroidism recognized June 1 | PostIndependent.com

Hypoparathyroidism recognized June 1

World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day

June 1 is World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day. The observance encourages patients, physicians and caregivers to increase awareness of hypoparathyroidism and the need for education, improved diagnosis, and new treatments for this rare and complex disorder.

Hypoparathyroidism is characterized by a number of physical and mental symptoms, including uncontrollable muscle spasms and cramps, tetany, seizures, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. The most common cause of hypoparathyroidism is a consequence of surgery on the thyroid gland or parathyroid glands, and/or trauma to the neck.

More information can be found at http://www.hypopara.org.

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