Thyroid Disease
Parathyroid Disease
Parathyroid Glands
Symptoms of hyperparathyroidism
Diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism
Treatment of hyperparathyroidism
Risks of Parathyroid Surgery
After Surgery Instructions
Adrenal Disease

Parathyroid Disease

The parathyroid glands secrete parathyroid hormone that helps maintain your body's correct balance of calcium by regulating the release of the calcium from bone, absorption of calcium in the intestine, and excretion of calcium in urine. Parathyroid disease will affect about 100,000 Americans each year. More than half of people living with parathyroid disease go undiagnosed due to the vagueness of symptoms and difficulty in diagnosis.