The Ultimate Quiz On Hypoparathyroidism And Hyperparathyroidism

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Have you ever heard about hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism? Take this ultimate quiz to test your knowledge about hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism, which occur due to low blood calcium levels and obstruct normal muscle contraction and nerve conduction. Can you distinguish between these two? Let's check it out with the help of the quiz below. There is a list of tough questions. So, take your enough time and attempt all the questions carefully. Go for it, then! All the best, dear!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Primary hyperthyroidism is due to:
    • A. 

      Neoplasms

    • B. 

      Hyperplasia

    • C. 

      Chronic renal failure

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism include Hypercalcemia and Compensatory ____________
    • A. 

      Hypophosphatemia

    • B. 

      Hyperphosphatemea

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      None

  • 3. 
    Hypoparathyroidism is more common than Hyperparathyroidism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A patient is recovering from a thyroidectomy. The patient starts to complain of tingling and numbness in the face, toes, and fingers. Which of the following findings below warrants attention?
    • A. 

       Ca+ level: 6 mg/dL

    • B. 

      Na+ level: 145 mg/dL

    • C. 

      K+ level: 3.5 mg/dL

    • D. 

      Phosphate level: 4.3 mg/dL

  • 5. 
    Which of the following patients is MOST at risk for hypoparathyroidism?
    • A. 

      A 75 year-old female who is diabetic and takes Os-Cal daily.

    • B. 

      A 59 year-old male with a Mg+ level of 0.9 mg/dL

    • C. 

      A 85 year-old female complaining of flank pain and constipation.

    • D. 

       A 19 year-old male with a Ca+ level of 8.9 mg/dL.

  • 6. 
    A patient hospitalized with hypoparathyroidism is about to order lunch. Which food selection is best for this patient based on their dietary needs at this time?
    • A. 

      Baked chicken, green beans, and boiled potatoes

    • B. 

      Broccoli salad, cottage cheese, and peaches 

    • C. 

      Roast beef, carrots, and pinto beans

    • D. 

      Hamburger, fries, and sorbet

  • 7. 
    A patient is 6 hours post-opt from thyroid surgery. The patient’s calcium level is 5 and the phosphate level is 4.2. What physical signs and symptoms would NOT present with these findings?
    • A. 

      Bronchospasm

    • B. 

      Constipation 

    • C. 

      Numbness and tingling in the face

    • D. 

      Positive Chvostek's Sign

    • E. 

      Absent Trousseau's Sign 

    • F. 

      Hypertension 

  • 8. 
    A physician orders Calcium Gluconate IV as a treatment for a patient with hypoparathyroidism. The patient’s calcium level is 5 mg/dL. Which of the following finding causes you to question this order?
    • A. 

      The patient is taking Digoxin.

    • B. 

      The patient complains of muscle cramping and numbness in the face.

    • C. 

      The patient is taking Aluminum Carbonate.

    • D. 

      The patient’s phosphate level is 7 mg/dL.

  • 9. 
    Which gland produces high amounts of parathyroid hormone?
    • A. 

      Thyroid glands

    • B. 

      Parathyroid glands

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      None

  • 10. 
    Secondary hyperparathyroidism occurs due to:
    • A. 

      Severe calcium deficiency

    • B. 

      Severe vitamin D deficiency

    • C. 

      Chronic kidney failure

    • D. 

      All of the above

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