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.
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.
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 is when your parathyroid glands don't produce enough parathyroid hormone. Article written by a parathyroid specialist explains hypoparathyroidism, including treatments that may help.
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.
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)
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risks of a procedure for a given patient. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions. Vertical
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