It is important that disease characteristics (blood calcium, phosphate, magnesium and kidney function (creatinine)) are regularly monitored, approximately every 3-6 months, as they will change without obvious causes.
A patient’s symptoms and any signs of long-term complications should also be assessed on a regular basis.
Your medical team may want to:
- Keep your blood calcium level in the target range
- Prevent symptoms of low blood calcium
- Keep your blood phosphate in the normal range
- Avoid excessive calcium in your urine
- Keep your blood magnesium in the normal range
- Prevent long-term complications of the disease
- Check that your vitamin D levels are adequate