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Patients with Hypoparathyroidism Warned of Extended NATPARA Recall
Natpara, a parathyroid hormone injection, is the only effective treatment for hypoparathyroidism but will remain unavailable for another year or so while the company works to meet FDA production concerns.
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.
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.
Preoperative Localization of Parathyroid Tumors
Description of tests for parathyroid glands. Describes sestamibi, ultrasound, CT scans and MRI scans. Part of the largest parathyroid site on the internet.
Sestamibi Scanning
The Preferred Method for Localizing Parathyroid Tumors
The most accurate test to detect overactive parathyroid glands. Written by one of the World's experts for the largest parathyroid site on the web. Several examples and a full description for patients, even a technical page for physicians.
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.
Parathyroid Anatomy
Why Are They So Hard To Find?
All about parathyroid anatomy and disease. Pictures and x-rays help explain disease and treatments
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
Other Tests For Parathyroid Localization
Overactivity of the Parathyroid Gland
Tests performed prior to operating on parathyroid glands, includes x-rays and full explinations
Parathyroid Cancer
Diagnosis and Treatment of Parathyroid Cancer
Parathyroid cancer is very rare, and it can cause hyperparathryoidism. In this article, learn about diagnosis and treatment of parathyroid cancer.
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.
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