Hypoparathyroidism is a condition in which the parathyroid glands do not make enough parathyroid hormone (PTH). One of the main roles of PTH is to keep your calcium level from falling too low. Normal calcium levels are important for the function of many of your body’s systems, especially your nerves, muscles, and heart, and calcium imbalances result in many symptoms.
Some known causes of hypoparathyroidism include:
Symptoms of hypoparathyroidism can include:
Low calcium levels associated with hypoparathyroidism are a common cause of some of these symptoms.