Levels of PTH

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Levels of PTH

Postby lizzyie » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:24 pm

My levels of PTH and calcium have always been elevated since my transplant in 2009. It has been over 200 in the past but my last level said 13.46.... I’m not too sure what that means. Has anyone had a raised PTH for years?
I worry about the calcium too, I used to take vitamin D but they stopped that years ago because my calcium went up.
I am 62 and worry about my bones etc. Also I have pain in my foot with a calcium spur that has grown, they say it’s not the high calcium level that’s caused it.
Has anyone got any info on levels please, thanks.
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Re: Levels of PTH

Postby wagolynn » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:28 am

This website has some information that should be of use, Click on the link, and scroll down the page:

http://www.edren.org/pages/edreninfo/bl ... isease.php

PTH 13.46 looks as though that is 13.46 mg/dl (13.46 milligrams / decilitre) from the above web page - the normal range is 15 - 30 mg/dl
Yours looks a bit low, and may be the reason why your Calcium is high.

I think high calcium is not a good thing because Calcium can get deposited in places where it should not be, e.g. Muscle, blood vessels etc.

I think I would be asking questions of my medical team, what are the long term consequences, and what can be done about it?

NB. I am not a medic just a kidney patient.

Best wishes
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Re: Levels of PTH

Postby lizzyie » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:49 am

Thanks for your reply Wagolynn, the measurement is in pmol/l that’s why I’m confused, I can find no reference to that measurement online......I will keep looking!
Thanks again
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Re: Levels of PTH

Postby per156 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:41 pm

Hi Lizzyie !
The increase in calcium and pth is caused by over-active parathyrea glands and for your bone-health it is most important to get these values into the tolerance window.
I guess your doctor follows one of two paths to achieve this:

1. Medication with Mimpara (cinacalcet) and D-vitamines
2. Gland removal by surgery


This is one link for pth-conversion, your result 13,46 in pmol/l seems to be around 127 mg/dl which corresponds well to your previous level of 200
Pls discuss further with your doc !

Best regrds
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