Learn what PTH levels indicate and how to manage them
PTH or parathyroid hormone plays a significant role in regulating calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus levels in the blood and bones. It is produced by the four parathyroid glands located in the neck. With chronic kidney disease, greater awareness of glands and secretion of hormones gets under our scanner. If you are on dialysis, you will recognize it as one of your routine blood tests. High PTH levels are observed in many patients when calcium levels drop, which could lead to bone damage, and high calcium build-up in tissues and organs such as the heart and blood vessels. This special webinar will establish, from a medical and dietary approach, the early signs of PTH imbalance that indicate the need for serious attention. Early intervention can help before the problem grows and leads to serious irreversible damage.
Dr. Padmanabhan S is Senior Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician, NU Hospitals, Bangalore. He has published several articles and made key paper presentations throughout his 29 year career. He completed the ISPD Fellowship from Toronto Western Hospital, Canada. He will be joined by Suneetha Rao BS, the chief dietician at NU Hospitals. She is a clinical nutritionist with 13 years of experience.