Parathyroid Disease Basics
Learn about parathyroid disease, what causes it, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated. Questions tagged here are a great starting place to understand the disease and surgery.
What is Parathyroid Disease?
Parathyroid disease refers to problems with the parathyroid glands. Almost everyone has four parathyroid glands, located in the neck near the thyroid. These glands exist to regulate blood calcium levels, so parathyroid disease is fundamentally a problem of calcium. The calcium in your blood is kept in a very tight range - your body doesn't want it too low or too high. The parathyroids are what ...