The parathyroid glands are located behind the thyroid, in your neck. Hypoparathyroidism is a condition where the body does not produce sufficient parathyroid hormone or PTH. PTH is responsible for the regulation of phosphorus and calcium levels in your body. This is circulated in your blood and stored in your bones. PTH directly affects your body’s reservoir of calcium … [Read more...] about Hypoparathyroidism – Its Causes and Treatments
What Are the Parathyroid Glands? Peppered throughout the human body are small organs known as glands. These organs have a complex and important job without which we couldn’t survive. They produce hormones that keep the body functioning properly. Among the most critical are the endocrine glands. These include the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones regulating growth, pain … [Read more...] about What Are the Parathyroid Glands?
The question sounds funny, as if it’s nobody’s business how any of your glands are doing. However, parathyroid health is a serious factor for a lot of people. Thyroid disease gets a lot of press because the thyroid gland controls metabolism. Since metabolism is closely related to weight gain and loss, it bears a very visible and obvious link to overall health. It is almost … [Read more...] about How is Your Parathyroid Gland
An adenoma is a tumour on an organ or gland. These tumours are benign and do not present a cancer threat, but they can create a serious problem with the organs or glands they are attached to. A parathyroid gland adenoma is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Even though the parathyroid does not create the same hormones as the thyroid that they are attached to, they … [Read more...] about Parathyroid Gland Adenoma Signs and Treatment
There are four parathyroid glands in the neck which are roughly the size of peas. They are found on the thyroid gland within the neck and are named similarly; however, they have very different purposes. The parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone (PTH), which aids in your body’s ability to keep a proper balance of phosphorus and calcium. This article discusses … [Read more...] about Hyperpararthyroidism Causes and Treatment
We all want to maintain active lifestyles and healthy body weights, especially as we grow older. For this reason you may already be familiar with the thyroid gland and how it governs your metabolism, weight, sleep or emotional state. However, you may not be familiar with the parathyroid glands and how, if overactive, they can have a severe effect on your health. In this article … [Read more...] about Do You Have Hyperparathyroidism?
Practically everyone knows about the thyroid gland – it’s the gland we blame when we have too much energy, too little energy, trouble losing weight, trouble keeping weight off… but have you heard the term “parathyroid”? Many people haven’t. What is a parathyroid gland? Actually, there are four of them. The four parathyroids are located behind the thyroid, in your neck. Under … [Read more...] about Parathyroid Facts
About calcium balance The amount of calcium in the body and bloodstream is tightly regulated, as there can be serious consequences if the calcium levels fall too low or becomes too high. This homeostasis is controlled by hormones produced by the thyroid and parathyroid glands, with different hormones acting depending on whether the level of calcium is too high or too low … [Read more...] about Calcium balance
About the Parathyroid Glands Just about everyone you talk to is at least somewhat familiar with the thyroid gland and what it does. After all, we all want to stay fit with appropriate body weights for our heights and builds, so knowing about the gland that controls our metabolism is definitely of interest. Located just behind the thyroid, are a set of four glands that are … [Read more...] about Understanding Your Parathyroid Glands
The parathyroid glands in your body control the amount of circulating calcium. One in 500 people may develop a tumour that causes hyperparathyroidism, also known as parathyroid disease. This disease is destructive and causes high levels of calcium in the blood, which may lead to serious health issues or early death. Most patients can be cured by the removal of the … [Read more...] about Dealing Effectively with Parathyroid Disorders