New Article Suggests Symptoms of Parathyroid Disease Mimic Other Medical Conditions

World-renowned parathyroid surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, and Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery comments on how symptoms of parathyroid disease can imitate other conditions and discusses when to seek treatment.

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Individuals who have parathyroid problems and don’t initially know it sometimes believe they’re just stressed out, or haven’t been able to sleep because they’ve been feeling very anxious. In reality, the problem could be parathyroid disease.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

In a recent article discussing parathyroid disease symptoms, it was brought to the attention of world-renowned parathyroid expert Babak Larian, MD, FACS, that individuals sometimes don't seek proper medical attention in a timely manner. Because symptoms of parathyroid disease often mimic those of other conditions, getting individuals to seek help can be difficult as they aren’t sure where exactly the problem lies. In response to the article and to help combat this, Dr. Larian is bringing a new educational approach to understanding the disorder for individuals and potential patients.

“Many times, individuals don’t seek help from an expert parathyroid surgeon because they aren’t aware that they have parathyroid disease. Since there isn’t a tell-tale sign like extreme pain, people may live with the disorder for years before it is stumbled upon through routine testing or examination,” said Dr. Larian. "Through helping people learn more about the condition, I'm hoping that they'll be able seek medical attention in a proper and timely manor."

Optimal function of the parathyroid glands ensures that the correct amount of calcium is being circulated throughout your blood, cells, and bones. When a problem arises in our parathyroidglands, calcium levels become compromised and can lead to symptoms including cramped muscles, depression, forgetfulness, insomnia, fatigue, and anxiety. Individuals who might be experiencing these symptoms without reason should schedule an appointment with anparathyroid expert to undergo further testing, as parathyroid disease could be to blame.

“Individuals who have parathyroid problems and don’t initially know it sometimes believe they’re just stressed out, or haven’t been able to sleep because they’ve been feeling very anxious. In reality, the problem could be parathyroid disease,” said Dr. Larian.

At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles, world-renowned parathyroidsurgeon Dr. Babak Larian, along with his team of specialists, offer patients minimally invasive parathyroid surgery to remove bad parathyroid glands efficiently with minimal pain and discomfort. After undergoing the procedure, which can be performed under local anesthesia, normal calcium levels return to the body almost instantaneously, allowing patients to feel an immediate improvement in their overall health.

“When I perform minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, I’m able to test the parathyroid hormone (PTH) level of my patients as soon as I remove the infected gland. When the levels return to normal range, I know that the patient is cured,” said Dr. Larian.

Dr. Babak Larian, the Chairman and the Director of the CENTER for Advanced ParathyroidSurgery 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.

For additional information regarding Dr. Larian and the various services offered at the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid surgery, please visit http://www.parathyroidmd.com or call 310-461-0300.