Thyroid And Parathyroid Glands

The thyroid gland and parathyroid glands are a group of endocrine glands located in the base of the neck. These glands play a vital role in maintaining the body’s homeostasis by producing hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism and free calcium levels. Variations in thyroid hormones can lead to drastic changes in…

Parathyroids are NOT related to the thyroid (except they are neighbors in the neck). The thyroid gland controls much of your body’s metabolism, but the parathyroid glands control body calcium. They have no relationship except they are neighbors. Parathyroid glands make a hormone, called “Parathyroid Hormone”.

The thyroid gland controls much of your body’s metabolism, but the parathyroid glands control body calcium. They have no relationship except they are neighbors. Parathyroid glands make a hormone, called “Parathyroid Hormone”. Doctors and labs abbreviate Parathyroid Hormone as “PTH”.

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Thyroid Pictures

Picture of Thyroid. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck just below the Adams apple. The gland wraps around the windpipe (trachea) and has a shape that is similar to a butterfly formed by two wings (lobes) and attached by a middle part (isthmus).

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck just below the Adams apple. The gland wraps around the windpipe (trachea) and has a shape that is similar to a butterfly formed by two wings (lobes) and attached by a middle part (isthmus).

Thyroid nodules symptoms and signs include hyperthyroidism, pain where the nodule is located, problems swallowing, and shortness of breath. Thyroid nodules can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Most thyroid nodules are noncancerous. Treatment for thyroid nodules are balance of the thyroid gland hormones or surgery.

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