The world mourns at Garry Shandling’s sudden death at age 66. He passed away Thursday, March 24, after he had been diagnosed with a health issue due to a \gland that was undiagnosed. The symptoms are you get lethargic, you get puffy, you get heavy, the exact same symptoms an older Jewish man would have according to Shandling. He suffered a massive heart attack.
Comedian Garry Shandling, was born on Nov. 29, 1949 in Chicago, Shandling was raised in Tucson, Arizona. Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms such as “Sanford and Son” and “Welcome Back, Kotter.” He made a successful stand-up performance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and became a frequent guest-host on the show. In the 1980s, he began to experiment with his own TV comedy with “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” then, in August 1992, Shandling created his comic masterpiece with “The Larry Sanders Show.”
His films included “Hurlyburly” in 1998, “What Planet Are You From?” in 2000 and “Zoolander” in 2001.
He hosted the Emmy Awards in 2000 and 2004.
What you should know
Symptoms of Parathyroid Disease (Hyperparathyroidism)
- Loss of energy. Don’t feel like doing much. Tired all the time. Chronic fatigue. (#1 symptom)
- Just don’t feel well; don’t quite feel normal. Hard to explain but just feel kind of bad.
- Feel old. Don’t have the interest in things that you used to.
- Can’t concentrate, or can’t keep your concentration like in the past.
- Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.
- Bones hurt; typically it’s bones in the legs and arms but can be most bones.
- Don’t sleep like you used to. Wake up in middle of night. Trouble getting to sleep.
- Tired during the day and frequently feel like you want a nap (but naps don’t help).
- Spouse claims you are more irritable and harder to get along with (cranky, bitchy)
- Forget simple things that you used to remember very easily (worsening memory).
- Gastric acid reflux; heartburn; GERD.
- Decrease in sex drive.
- Thinning hair (predominately in middle aged females on the front part of the scalp).
- Kidney Stones (and eventually kidney failure).
- High Blood Pressure (sometimes mild, sometimes quite severe; up and down a lot).
- Recurrent Headaches (usually patients under the age of 40).
- Heart Palpitations (arrhythmias). Typically atrial arrhythmias.
- Atrial Fibrillation (rapid heart rate, often requiring blood thinners and pacemakers).
- High liver function tests (liver blood tests).
- Development of MGUS and abnormal blood protein levels.
Most people with hyperparathyroidism will have 5 – 6 of these symptoms. Some will have lots of them. A few people will say they don’t have any… but after an operation they will often say otherwise. 95% of people with hyperparathyroidism will have 4 or more of these symptoms. In general, the longer you have hyperparathyroidism, the more symptoms you will develop.