A 20-year-old male asked:
What hormones cause calcitonin and parathyroid hormone to be released? i know blood ca level has to do with it, but what hormones cause their release?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Feldmananswered
43 years experience
No hormones: Parathyroid hormone is released as a response to your calcium level (low calcium causes increased PTH). It is not regulated by any particular hormones. Calcitonin is a hormone that has no obvious function in humans (as opposed to fish). It is made in the thyroid gland, but people who have had their thyroid removed do not need calcitonin to remain normal.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 17, 2014
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.