Publisher: Kenneth Kee
Publication Date: May 16, 2015
Binding: Kobo eBook
Ode To Hyperparathyroidism
Four little grains of parathyroid glands
At the back of the butterfly shaped Thyroid Gland
You all produce a bit of parathyroid hormone
To regulate the calcium in the blood and bone
But when your glands produce too much
And one of you suddenly become enlarged
You really make me suffer all the weakness and pain
From the loss of calcium accumulated in the bones in vain
Calcium and phosphorus combine to make calcium phosphate.
That material gives hardness and strength to bones and dental plate
Calcium is also needed to help blood to clot after an injury.
It is also required for muscles and nerves to work properly
Phosphorus works with calcium to do these jobs.
Excess parathyroid hormone will cause the phosphorus and energy to drop
No medicine has been known to cure this wayward gland.
I am afraid that only your removal will be the only end
-An original poem by Kenneth Kee
Interesting Tips about the Hyperparathyroidism
A Healthy Lifestyle
1. Take a well Balanced Diet
2. Treatment of hyperparathyroidism includes:
If you have mildly increased calcium levels from primary hyperparathyroidism and you do not have symptoms, you may choose to have regular checkups or get treated.
If you decide to have treatment, it may include:
a. Drinking more fluids to prevent kidney stones from forming
c. Avoiding thiazide-type diuretics
d. Having surgery to remove the overactive glands (recommended for people under age 50)
e. If you have symptoms or your calcium level is very high, you may need surgery to remove the parathyroid gland that is overproducing the hormone.
f. If all four parathyroid glands are overactive, usually three and a half of the glands are removed so that you have some remaining parathyroid tissue.