Renal Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

The true secondary hyperparathyroidism of chronic renal failure (CRF) has been extremely difficult to treat by clinicians because of high Pi and PTH concentrations in this condition. Traditional treatment includes the use of binders (chemical) to prevent Pi absorption from the small intestine. In recent years, a calcium-sensing receptor (CaR) in the parathyroid glands has been identified and drugs are being developed that will trick the CaR into thinking that serum calcium is normal rather than depressed, thereby reducing PTH secretion. A reduction in PTH then helps in the conservation of bone tissue since bone loss is such a severe problem in CRF patients.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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