Parathyroid

The parathyroid are four small, spicy yellow mustard color glands that control the amount of calcium in our bodies in order for our nervous and muscular system to function properly. It is located behind the thyroid.

If a patient parathyroid glands began to produce too much parathyroid hormones causing the calcium levels to be imbalanced in the blood, then they can develop hyperparathyroidism.

Hyperparathyroidism is the most common disease found in the parathyroid gland. This disease causes one and rarely 2 or all glands to develop a benign tumor.

Some symptoms of hyperparathyroidism

  • Kidney stones
  • Energy loss
  • Bone and muscle aches
  • Memory loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal protein levels
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Osteoporosis

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your physician.