Signs and symptoms of hypoparathyroidism can include:

  • Tingling or burning (paresthesias) in your fingertips, toes and lips
  • Muscle aches or cramps affecting your legs, feet, abdomen or face
  • Twitching or spasms of your muscles, particularly around your mouth, but also in your hands, arms and throat
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Painful menstruation
  • Patchy hair loss, such as thinning of your eyebrows
  • Dry, coarse skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Headaches
  • Depression, mood swings
  • Memory problems

When to see a doctor

If you have any of the signs and symptoms associated with hypoparathyroidism, make an appointment with your doctor for an evaluation. Contact your doctor immediately if you have a seizure or have difficulty breathing, both of which can be complications of hypoparathyroidism.

May. 09, 2014

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