Did you receive a diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism and feel confused about the condition or perhaps the function of the parathyroid glands? Do you feel you have nowhere to turn to gain a better understanding of your condition and about parathyroid treatment? Are you concerned about treatment?
Learn vital information about hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid treatment from a skilled surgical team that treats the patient, not simply the condition, providing highly skilled treatment using advanced treatment techniques, including minimally invasive surgery.
What Are The Parathyroid Glands?
There are four small parathyroid glands in the human body, located in the neck, near the thyroid. Parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH helps the body store and use calcium.
This process controls the amount of calcium found in bones and in the blood, keeping it at normal levels. Healthline points out that PTH also aids in regulating vitamin D and phosphorus levels in the blood and bones.
What Exactly Is Hyperparathyroidism?
When a parathyroid gland becomes overactive, the result is hyperparathyroidism. This occurs when the parathyroid glands produce too much PTH, which then causes calcium stored in the bones to be released into the bloodstream and leads to the intestines absorbing more calcium from food.
A tumor, usually benign, that forms on one or more of the parathyroid glands often leads to hyperparathyroidism and the need for parathyroid treatment.
You are not alone if you have hyperparathyroidism. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) explains that there are approximately 100,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S.
While it may not sound serious, the fact is that hyperparathyroidism is a very serious condition that can lead to a multitude of other serious health issues. Some growths on the parathyroid glands do prove cancerous.
What Type Of Treatment Will I Receive At The Surgery Group Of Los Angeles?
Proper diagnosis, along with parathyroid treatment that starts as soon as possible after diagnosis is the best way to help your body recover from hyperparathyroidism. The treatment for hyperparathyroidism is surgery to remove the tumor. Medication does not resolve the condition as it does when you take medication for an overactive thyroid condition.
The highly skilled team at The Surgery Group of Los Angeles has the expertise and experience you want in parathyroid treatment. You are treated as an individual patient and provided specialized care to treat your specific condition. The doctor makes sure you completely understand the treatment and gives you the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers to your satisfaction.
Parathyroid treatment involves the latest surgical technologies, utilizing minimally invasive surgery. This means shorter downtime, less scarring and opportunity to get back to enjoying your life.
Contact The Surgery Group of Los Angeles about parathyroid treatment today.