and hyperparathyroidism

Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism: Cartoon.

The symptoms and dangers of hyperparathyroidism (parathyroid disease) are illustrated in this cartoon. To read our main page on the symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism (the most popular page of then please click here. Also, you need to see the Music Video at the bottom of this page! Also discusses symptoms--Fantastic!

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Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism Cartoon. Symptoms of parathyroid disease cartoon.

Printing Instructions: to print this parathyroid cartoon, right click on the cartoon. This will bring up a choice "print picture". Select this and you get a print of the cartoon without all the rest of the words on this page.

This cartoon shows the most common symptoms of primary hyperparathyroidism: chronic fatigue, tiredness, lack of energy, memory loss, atrial fibrillation (A-fib), heart palpitations, kidney stones, kidney failure, osteoporosis, decreased sex drive, poor sleeping, bone and joint pain, low vitamin D, GERD, depression, anxiety, and even an increased rate of several cancers.

Music Video -- Fun and educational!

Like the cartoon above, this music video was made by a patient of ours as a way to help teach and educate about how hyperparathyroidism made them feel. We have some amazingly talented patients. You must watch this very professional video--this is what Chrystene does for a living!



Parathyroid Punk

I'm a parathyroid tumor and I live in your neck
I'm a tiny little jerk but I'll make you a wreck
'Para' means 'close' to that other famous gland
Don't confuse me with your thyroid, son,
I'll get out of hand!

Don't be fooled just 'cause I'm not cancer
Surgery is still the answer
Have 'em check all four 'cause there might be another
Here to cause more trouble-
are my three little brothers!

PTH!  Parathyroid Hormone!
PTH!  Parathyroid Hormone!
PTH!  Parathyroid Hormone!
Stones! Bones! Groans and Moans!

I'm a parathyroid tumor and I'll kill you one day
But before you die I will make your body pay
Robbing the calcium from your skeleton
That's osteoporosis, your mind's like gelatin

I'm a parathyroid tumor and I'll break your bones
Make you feel like sh*t and fill your kidneys w stones
I'm the Hulk of Parathyroids and I'll make you cry
and if you don't get rid of me I'll make you DIE!

PTH!  Parathyroid Hormone!
PTH!  Parathyroid Hormone!
PTH!  Parathyroid Hormone!
Stones! Bones! Groans and Moans!


Parathyroid Punk lyrics and video conceived and produced by Chrystene Ells. Click on the YouTube icon to see full credits.


Check out the Parathyroid Blog! Check out the Parathyroid Blog. We tell stories of interesting cases of hyperparathyroidism that we see every day in our operating room. Some of these blogs tell the story of patients with classic symptoms and how they got better. This is the best thing we do (other than our CalciumPro parathyroid diagnosis and tracking app).


This illustration was produced by Mark A. Hicks, Illustrator. He can be reached at: or



Read our page that describes all the Symptoms of Parathyroid Disease and Hyperparathyroidism.


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This page was last updated 11/07/2014

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