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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.
Parathyroid Anatomy
Why Are They So Hard To Find?
All about parathyroid anatomy and disease. Pictures and x-rays help explain disease and treatments
Minimal Parathyroid Surgery
What Endocrinologists are Saying About it!
Endocrinologists prefer minimal parathyroid surgery. Survey shows 96% of endocrinologists would have a minimal parathyroid operation rather than standard parathyroid surgery. Minimal parathyroid surgery cures parathyroid problems more often, with less com
Other Tests For Parathyroid Localization
Overactivity of the Parathyroid Gland
Tests performed prior to operating on parathyroid glands, includes x-rays and full explinations
Parathyroid Cancer
Diagnosis and Treatment of Parathyroid Cancer
Parathyroid cancer is very rare, and it can cause hyperparathryoidism. In this article, learn about diagnosis and treatment of parathyroid cancer.
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.
Osteoporosis and Parathyroid Disease
How Calcium Effects Osteoporosis and Parathyroid Disease
Osteoporosis and treatments of osteoporosis and causes of osteoporosis; calcium, parathyroid, Fosamax, Actonel, Evista. The effects of parathyroid disease on osteoporosis is covered including mini surgery to fix it.
Minimal Parathyroid Surgery
The Minimally Invasive Technique Utilizing Intraoperative Nuclear Mapping
New operation for parathyroid requires 25 minutes and local anesthesia to treat parathyroid problems. Parathyroid disease and hyperparathyroidism can be treated with minimal outpatient surgery.
Pre-Operative Decision Making
Who is a candidate for minimal parathyroid surgery?
It is clear that ALL patients with primary hyperparathyroidism are candidates for minimally invasive parathyroid surgery using intraoperative nuclear mapping.
Your Parathyroid Glands
Easy to understand info on parathyroid gland disease, treatments, tests, osteoporosis, calcium and surgery. Explains mini parathyroid surgery. Written for patients by parathyroid experts.
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