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 And Parathyroid Glands



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