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What is hypoparathyroidism?

Hypoparathyroidism (also known as Hypopara or HPTH) is a rare endocrine disorder in which the parathyroid glands are unable to produce enough parathyroid hormone. This leads to a low concentration of calcium in the blood.

Read our quick guide to hypopara

What is hyperparathyroidism?

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Primary hyperparathyroidism (also known as PHPT or Hyperpara) is an endocrine disorder in which one or more of the parathyroid glands produce too much parathyroid hormone. This leads to a high calcium concentration in the blood.

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    ECE2023 Report

    We attended the ECE2023 in Istanbul virtually this year and were very pleased to see parathyroid conditions so well represented. We report the main sessions...

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  • Endocrine Academy Report

    Endocrine Academy Report

    This week Parathyroid UK attended the Society for Endocrinology’s Clinical update training programme for recently appointed consultants in diabetes and endocrinology. It provides an update...

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What we do

  • Provide practical and emotional support to people living with parathyroid conditions
  • Campaign for better awareness and treatment of parathyroid conditions
  • Educate GPs and Endocrinologists about these conditions
  • Keep our members up to date about the latest treatments and clinical trial opportunities

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Featured story


There is still life with hypoparathyroidism. PTH (human parathyroid hormone) may not cure everybody, but it’s as close to it as I have come.

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