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How to Treat Hypoparathyroidism?

Medical Treatment:
  • Treatment for hypoparathyroidism is to relieve your symptoms and bring calcium and minerals levels in your blood back to normal
  • The normal range of calcium is around 2.2 to 2.6 millimoles per litre (mmol/L). You will be advised to keep your calcium levels in a slightly lower range - for example, 1.8 to 2.25mmol/L(the range will depend on your circumstances)
  • Calcium carbonate and vitamin D supplements - usually calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or alfacalcidol (One-Alpha) - can be taken to restore your blood calcium to these levels.
  • Need to monitor your parathyroid hormone, calcium and phosphorus levels by regular blood tests
  • You may need to be given calcium through a drip directly into a vein if your blood calcium levels fall to a dangerously low level or you keep having muscle spasms
  • Also recommended that you follow a high-calcium (such as milk, cheese and other dairy foods, soya beans, nuts, tofu, leafy green vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and okra - but not spinach) and low-phosphorus diet (such as bread, fish, red meat, rice, dairy, poultry, and oats)