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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.
Parathryoid Hormone (NATPARA®) Approved by FDA to Help Control Hypocalcemia in Hypoparathryoidism
NATPARA® (NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bedminster NJ) for subcutaneous injection was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on January 23, 2015.
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.
Hyperparathyroidism
Overactivity of the Parathyroid Gland
This article shows you the basics of hyperparathyroidism—when your parathyroid glands overproduce parathyroid hormone. Learn about the symptoms, causes, complications, and treatments of hyperparathyroidism.
Parathyroid Anatomy
Why Are They So Hard To Find?
All about parathyroid anatomy and disease. Pictures and x-rays help explain disease and treatments
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.
Other Tests For Parathyroid Localization
Overactivity of the Parathyroid Gland
Tests performed prior to operating on parathyroid glands, includes x-rays and full explinations
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.
SPECT Scanning of Parathyroid Tumors
Advanced scanning techniques for locating parathyroid tumors prior to operating including Sestamibi and SPECT scans.
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.
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
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