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I want to explain what Parathyroids are, there are four small glands behind the Thyroid. The purpose of the gland is to monitor Calcium in the body. When your Parathyroid is not working properly, which shows up on lab test, the test will show your Parathyroid gland is working overtime trying to level your calcium levels. It’s weird but when the test shows high it’s not a good thing. What happens if you don’t have enough calcium, your body goes to your bones to get calcium which can cause Osteoporosis. If the Parathyroid isn’t working chances are there is a tumor on the gland that needs removing. High calcium is never a good thing.

I have tumors on all four Parathyroid and scheduled for surgery in a couple of weeks. My calcium has been low for some time because I already have the beginning of Osteoporosis in my right hip. The surgery is not a walk in the park but it’s not major surgery. The surgeon cuts an inch to inch/half to get behind the Thyroid gland to remove the Parathyroid tumors. If a tumor is not removed and it’s still causing high calcium you will need another surgery.

I’ve watched the surgery on the Internet and the total surgery takes around 20-30 minutes. Recovery time is three weeks. I’ve included some information.

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Parathyroid glands control the amount of calcium in our blood. Everyone has four parathyroid glands, usually located right around the thyroid gland at the base of the neck. About 1 in 100 people (1 in 50 women over 50) will develop a parathyroid gland tumor during their lifetime, causing a disease called “hyperparathyroidism”. Hyperparathyroidism is a destructive disease that causes high blood calcium, which can lead to serious health problems. It can be cured by surgically removing the parathyroid tumor. Hyperparathyroidism is not just an abnormal high blood calcium that can be monitored by your doctors. It is a serious disease that must be treated.

Parathyroid gland function and how parathyroid glands control blood calcium.Illustration of the 4 parathyroid glands located on the back side of the thyroid. We all have 4 parathyroid glands.Parathyroid glands control the amount of calcium in our blood. Everyone has four parathyroid glands, usually located right around the thyroid gland at the base of the neck. About 1 in 100 people (1 in 50 women over 50) will develop a parathyroid gland tumor during their lifetime, causing a disease called “hyperparathyroidism”. Hyperparathyroidism is a destructive disease that causes high blood calcium, which can lead to serious health problems. It can be cured by surgically removing the parathyroid tumor.


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