Call Now:
(210) 587-7744
Make An Appointment

Endocrine Surgery | San Antonio General Surgery

Parathyroid Disorders

Located behind the thyroid gland are four tiny parathyroid glands. These make hormones that help control calcium and phosphorous levels in the body. The parathyroid glands are necessary for proper bone development. In response to too little calcium in the diet, the parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone, or PTH, that takes calcium from bones so that it will be available in the blood for nerve conduction and muscle contraction.

If the parathyroids are removed during a thyroid operation, low blood calcium will result in symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, muscle spasms, tingling in the hands and feet, and possibly difficulty breathing. A tumor or chronic illness can cause too much secretion of PTH and lead to bone pain, kidney stones, increased urination, muscle weakness, and fatigue.

Click on the desired topics to find out more.

To schedule an appointment please call (210) 587-7744 or click here to request an appointment online.

 

Make An Appointment

You can also get in touch by filling out the form below.

Please leave this field empty.