Being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone, even if you are living with HypoPara. Regular exercise can offer many benefits, such as strengthening muscles and bones, improving your brain and heart health, and supporting daily living activities and independence. If you have HypoPara, you should exercise with care because it may affect the levels of calcium in your body.
Calcium helps your muscles contract and helps regulate your heart rhythm and blood pressure. When you exercise, your body uses the calcium in your blood. PTH helps your body use the calcium in your bones to replace what your muscles used. Since your body has little or no PTH, you will need to replace the calcium with food or supplements as suggested by your healthcare team.
Living with HypoPara is not the same for each person. Some people may exercise with ease, while others may have some difficulty. Either way, any amount of physical activity you are able to do can provide some health benefits and improve your overall well-being.
HypoPara=hypoparathyroidism; PTH=parathyroid hormone.