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What is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Different Glands

"Para" means next to.
Next to the thyroid gland lie 4 tiny glands called parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium levels. The thyroid make thyroid hormone; hyperthyroidism is having too much thyroid hormone. The parathyroids make parathyroid hormone; hyperPARAthyroidism is having too much parathyroid hormone, leading to high calcium levels, or hypercalcemia.

In brief: Different Glands

"Para" means next to.
Next to the thyroid gland lie 4 tiny glands called parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium levels. The thyroid make thyroid hormone; hyperthyroidism is having too much thyroid hormone. The parathyroids make parathyroid hormone; hyperPARAthyroidism is having too much parathyroid hormone, leading to high calcium levels, or hypercalcemia.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Different Glands

Hyperthyroidism is a disease of the Thyroid Gland when Thyroid Gland is producing too much Thyroid Hormone and causing symptoms from that Hyperparathyroidism is when the Parathyroid Gland produces too much parathyroid hormone and cauases high level of Calcium and symptoms from that

In brief: Different Glands

Hyperthyroidism is a disease of the Thyroid Gland when Thyroid Gland is producing too much Thyroid Hormone and causing symptoms from that Hyperparathyroidism is when the Parathyroid Gland produces too much parathyroid hormone and cauases high level of Calcium and symptoms from that
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