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What are the symptomps of parathyroid gland problems?

What are the symptomps of parathyroid gland problems?

Parathyroid problems: Hi. Too complex for small space. Primary hyperpara (PHPT) is a disease of parathyroids where too much PTH is secreted, which causes high blood calcium, with symptoms/signs of kidney stones, bone fractures, malaise, depression, high blood pressure, and others. Hypoparathy is a disease of parathyroids where they can't secrete enough PTH, with symptoms of numbness, tingling, and muscle twitching. ...Read more

Parathyroid Gland (Definition)

There are four pea sized parathyroid glands located behind your thyroid gland, two on each side. These glands secrete a hormone which is resonsible for your calcium balance. These glands can enlarge to secrete too much hormone causing symptoms and sometimes requiring surgical intervention. Thyroid surgery can also put these glands at risk, although in experienced ...Read more


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Biopsy on bleeding-ulcer showed problem w/parathyroid gland. Dr said that i need to go for further testing&that my wife should to. Why her too?

Biopsy on bleeding-ulcer showed problem w/parathyroid gland. Dr said that i need to go for further testing&that my wife should to. Why her too?

Unclear: Talk with your doctor. Parathyroid disease is not contagious, and if your doctor thought you both should get further testing, there is likely part of the story missing. So, just ask. ...Read more

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What does the parathyroid gland do?

What does the parathyroid gland do?

Regulate calcium: The parathyroid glands secrete a hormone that keeps the level of calcium in the blood from falling. It does this by pulling calcium from the bone and by preventing loss of calcium through the kidney. It is also necessary to convert vitamin d into its active form, which in turn increases calcium absorption in the gut. ...Read more

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Do I have just one bad parathyroid gland? 

Do I have just one bad parathyroid gland? 

Usually: Usually it's one gland that has the adenoma but you can also have a condition called parathyroid hyperplasia where all 4 glands are enlarged. You only need 1/2 of a parathyroid gland to function normally, that is, 1/2 out of 4 glands. ...Read more

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What is the fuction of the parathyroid gland?

What is the fuction of the parathyroid gland?

Calcium control: It very precisely controls the blood calcium level at a max of 10.2 mg /100 ml. If calcium rises then PTH drops, if calcium drops then PTH rises to keep in range. ...Read more

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How can one diseased parathyroid gland be found?

How can one diseased parathyroid gland be found?

Ultrasound : An abnormal parathyroid gland may be detected by ultrasound examination of the neck or by a nuclear scan of the neck (sestamibi). If the abnormal gland is only slightly enlarged both tests may be negative. In that case an experienced surgeon is the solution to finding the gland at surgery. ...Read more

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What is a parathyroid gland and where is it located?

What is a parathyroid gland and where is it located?

Neck: The parathyroid glands are diffierent than the thyroid gland (they share part of the name but their functions are very diffierent). There are 4 parathyroid glands. They are usually located on the back of the thyroid gland but they can also be located around the jaw and neck as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: parathyroid gland?

What is the definition or description of: parathyroid gland?

Parathyroid gland: There are four pea sized parathyroid glands located behind your thyroid gland, two on each side. These glands secrete a hormone which is resonsible for your calcium balance. These glands can enlarge to secrete too much hormone causing symptoms and sometimes requiring surgical intervention. Thyroid surgery can also put these glands at risk, although in experienced hands usually only temporarily. ...Read more

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