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Patients with Hypoparathyroidism Warned of Extended NATPARA Recall
Natpara, a parathyroid hormone injection, is the only effective treatment for hypoparathyroidism but will remain unavailable for another year or so while the company works to meet FDA production concerns.
Levothyroxine for Sluggish Thyroids: Weekly or Daily?
Weekly doses of levothyroxine may improve compliance and work as well as daily, study finds. Not everyone thinks it's a good idea.
Hypoparathyroidism Causes Low Levels of Parathyroid Hormone and Calcium
Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disorder in which the parathyroid glands in the neck secrete low levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH). Hypoparathyroidism results in abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood, adversely affecting many physiologic processes.
Video: Hyperparathyroidism FAQs
A Parathyroid Specialist Answers 3 Questions
Dr. James Norman, a parathyroid specialist, answers the 3 questions he hears most frequently from his hyperparathyroidism patients.
Osteoporosis Facts and Tips
Healthy Living to Take Good Care of Your Bones
This article explains facts about osteoporosis and tips that may help you prevent or treat this bone health condition.
An Overview of the Parathyroid
The Calcium-regulating Gland that Helps Keep Bones Healthy
The parathyroid gland has a single responsibility in the endocrine system—to regulate calcium levels. To do this, it secretes parathyroid hormone. The parathyroid is located near your thyroid; however, their functions are not connected.
SPECT Scanning of Parathyroid Tumors
Advanced scanning techniques for locating parathyroid tumors prior to operating including Sestamibi and SPECT scans.
Technical Details on Sestamibi Scanning for Parathyroid Disease
Specifics on obtaining high quality sestamibi scans to localize parathyroid adenomas. Written for doctors by the team who developed radioguided parathyroidectomy. Part of the largest parathyroid site on the Web with 100+ pages of text and illustrations.
M.E.N. Syndromes: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Inherited Disorders of the Parathyroid, Pancreas, Pituitary, and Thyroid
Award winning site for endocrine syndromes and MEN syndromes. Dagnosis, complications, treatments of MEN syndromes: MEN 1, MEN 2, MEN 2a, MEN 2b. Parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary, thyroid. Endocrine support groups and chat rooms are here.
Hyperparathyroidism Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnosis and Treatment
This article includes information about the diagnosis and treatment of hyperparathyroidism, a disease of the parathyroid glands that is characterized by the release of too much parathyroid hormone.
Parathyroid Surgery: The Standard Technique
Overview of Parathyroid Surgery
Hyperparathyroidism, a parathyroid disease, can be cured with surgery. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the standard technique of parathyroid surgery.
Preoperative Localization of Parathyroid Tumors
Description of tests for parathyroid glands. Describes sestamibi, ultrasound, CT scans and MRI scans. Part of the largest parathyroid site on the internet.
Sestamibi Scanning
The Preferred Method for Localizing Parathyroid Tumors
The most accurate test to detect overactive parathyroid glands. Written by one of the World's experts for the largest parathyroid site on the web. Several examples and a full description for patients, even a technical page for physicians.
Thyroid Nodules
Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Cancer
This article provides basic facts about thyroid nodules, which are abnormal growths of thyroid tissue. Learn about the symptoms of thyroid nodules and what to do if you have a nodule.
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