parathyroid glands

Diseases of the parathyroid glands - hyperparathyroidism

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 5 Oct

When hyperparathyroidism is present too much parathyroid hormone (PTH) is produced leading to rising blood calcium levels and low blood phosphate levels.

Diseases of the parathyroid glands – hypoparathyroidism

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Tue 27 Sep

Situated in the neck behind the thyroid the 4 parathyroid glands – which are the size of a rice grain - produce parathyroid hormone (PTH) which plays a significant part in maintaining the correct levels of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D within the body.

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