- Secondary hyperparathyroidism,
or SHPT, is a common but
serious complication of chronic
- SHPT results in an overproduction
of parathyroid hormone (PTH)
in response to low active vitamin D
levels or low calcium in the blood.
- SHPT can lead to parathyroid
gland hyperplasia, which can
become resistant to treatment
and may require surgical removal.
Talk to your doctor to learn more
about how SHPT can affect your