COLUMBUS - State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) announced the passage of legislation in the House of Representatives to designate June 1st as Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day in Ohio.

“Hypoparathyroidism is a painful reality for many Ohioans," said Bacon. "Bringing awareness to this debilitating disorder is a concrete way that we as friends and neighbors can help those suffering from the disease to receive the support they need to manage their condition and improve their quality of life."

Hypoparathyroidism is a rare, complex disorder affecting the regulation of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D in the bloodstream. Symptoms generally result from a decrease in calcium in the body and include tingling or burning sensations, muscle spasms, hearing or hair loss, anxiety, depression and seizures. Individuals affected by hypoparathyroidism must immediately ingest calcium when these symptoms appear in order to prevent more serious health issues.

Passed unanimously in the House of Representatives, the bill now goes to the governor to be signed into law. 

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