The parathyroid glands are located at the bottom of the neck, behind the thyroid glands. These tiny glands are roughly the size of a grain of rice, but play an important role in the function of the body.
What Are Abnormal Parathyroid Glands?
Abnormal parathyroid glands either produce too much or too little parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone is responsible for regulating the calcium in the blood and tissue. When certain areas of the body have an excess or deficiency of calcium, they can overreact, resulting in side effects that impact daily life.
At Texas ENT Specialists, we first determine if a patient has abnormal parathyroid glands — and then if so, we set them on a course for recovery.