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Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

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location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

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location_searchingCity: Munich
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

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location_searchingCity: Krefeld

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

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PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

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location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

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location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

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location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

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Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

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Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

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location_searchingCity: Munich

Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen

10/10 from 1 Votes

The Preventicum Diagnostic Clinic has been intensively working over the years to become one of the leading medical excellence centres in Germany.

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location_searchingCity: Essen

ATOS Clinic Heidelberg

10/10 from 23 Votes

Founded in 1991, the ATOS Clinic Heidelberg combines top-quality service and cutting-edge medicine. It keeps track of the latest scientific developments and contributes to the development of new treatments.

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location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

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location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

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location_searchingCity: Hannover
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About the disease

Hyperparathyroidism is a condition that causes an excessive amount of parathyroid hormone to be produced. The parathyroid glands that produce this hormone are located in the neck and are responsible for regulating the amount of calcium in the blood and tissue. Calcium is a mineral that the body requires in order to maintain healthy bones, help blood clotting and transmit nerve impulses, including those that ensure a regular heartbeat.

There are two types of hyperthyroidism: primary and secondary:

In primary hyperparathyroidism, a parathyroid gland becomes enlarged and produces too much parathyroid hormone. Although it can also be caused by adenomas and tumors, 90% of all cases of primary hyperparathyroidism are caused by parathyroid gland enlargement.

In secondary hyperparathyroidism, the abnormal production of parathyroid hormone is caused by other health conditions. In this case, the sufferer experiences symptoms opposite to primary hyperparathyroidism: the level of calcium in the bloodstream is too low, which can cause pain in the joints, decreased hair growth and thinning of the bones. The risk of fracturing bones is much higher and, if the condition is not treated in time, it may cause osteoporosis. Over time, secondary hyperparathyroidism can transform into primary hyperparathyroidism, whereby a parathyroid gland goes from producing an insufficient amount of calcium to producing too much of it.   

Symptoms

  • Fragile bones
  • Joint pain
  • Hair loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Nausea

Diagnosis

  • A blood test can determine if there is an increased amount of calcium in the blood. Patients with adenomas and tumors also need to undergo a blood test to find out whether the parathyroid glands have been affected.
  • A urine test detects the exact amount of calcium in the urine and can also determine whether the kidneys are working properly.
  • Ultrasound of the kidneys is ordered in progressed stages of hyperparathyroidism if there is a suspicion of any abnormalities.

Treatment

  • In 95% of cases, hyperparathyroidism requires the surgical removal of the affected parathyroid glands. If the patient also has an adenoma or tumor, the surgeon will remove these as well to avoid future complications on the remaining parathyroid glands.
  • Hormone replacement treatment is usually required following surgery. This aims to normalize calcium and hormone levels in the body and helps the patient to restore normal hair and bone growth.



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