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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.
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
Hypoparathyroidism
Too Little Parathyroid Hormone Production
Hypoparathyroidism is when your parathyroid glands don't produce enough parathyroid hormone. Article written by a parathyroid specialist explains hypoparathyroidism, including treatments that may help.
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.
How Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroid Surgery (MIRP) Is Performed
Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery requires only 25 minutes and local anesthesia to cure parathyroid problems, such as hyperparathyroidism. Parathyroid surgery photos and an overview describing minimally invasive radioguided parathyroid surgery (MIRP)
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.
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