Poor Sleep Patterns? You Might Have A Parathyroid Problem
Posted Jul 30 2013 11:00pm
World Renowned parathyroid gland surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, and Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles, discusses symptoms that could be indicative of a parathyroid tumor in newly published article.
If you’re experiencing a wide range of symptoms and are finding it difficult to pinpoint a cause, the answer may lie in your calcium levels. In an article published to his website, “You Might Have A Parathyroid Problem If,” Babak Larian, MD, FACS, explains the potential symptoms of a parathyroid problem that could be affecting patients without their knowledge.
“Hypoparathyroidism caused by a parathyroid tumor can be very difficult to diagnosis because it can bring a wide range of symptoms, or none at all,” said Dr. Larian.
As Dr. Larian explains, common symptoms most often noted by sufferers of the disorder include bone pain, kidney stones, fatigue, memory loss, poor sleep and concentration, headache, constipation, and heart palpitations among others. Due to the amount of symptoms possible, the disease is sometimes referred to as ‘stones, bones, groans, and moans.’
“Basically, when a person is experiencing hypoparathyroidism, too much calcium is circulating in the blood. This can cause numerous unpleasant symptoms, and if left untreated, will always lead to the development of osteoporosis, and a decreased life span,” said Dr. Larian, parathyroid surgeon in Los Angeles.
If you believe you may be suffering from a parathyroid tumor or hypoparathyroidism, Dr. Larian is able to perform a revolutionary minimally invasive parathyroid surgery through a small incision located at the base of the neck. Immediately upon waking after surgery, patients often express a great relief in their symptoms.
“During parathyroid surgery, I’m able to test my patients’ PTH levels before finishing. I do this so that I know the entire tumor is gone, and that the levels have returned to normal. This happens right away, which is why patients can often notice an immediate difference,” said expert head and neck surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS.
Dr. Babak Larian, the Chairman and the Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles, is a highly experienced and reputable board-certified surgeon who specializes in head and neck surgery. Dr. Larian is nationally renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery techniques in parathyroid disorders. He also has the prestigious honor of being named Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA.