Parathyroid Support Remedy
Most people have four pea-sized glands, called parathyroid glands, on the thyroid gland in the neck. Though their names are similar, the thyroid and parathyroid glands are completely different. The parathyroid glands secrete a protein called parathyroid hormone (PTH), or parathormone. The parathyroid hormone basically controls the amount of calcium in our blood and bones.
PTH regulates how much calcium is absorbed from your diet, how much calcium is excreted by your kidneys, and how much calcium is stored in your bones. We store many pounds of calcium in our bones, and it is readily available to the rest of the body at the request of the parathyroid glands. PTH increases the formation of active vitamin D, and it is active vitamin D that increases intestinal calcium and phosphorus absorption.
- You would think that lots of calcium in the body was good, right? If your blood calcium is over 10, you have hyperparathyroid issues.
- While the parathyroid glands are generally found on the thyroid, they can occasionally be found all the way down in the chest.
- Hyperparathyroidism produces symptoms that have collectively become known as "moans, groans, stones, and bones." By far, the most common symptom is fatigue, but depression, memory loss, bone aches that lead to hypercalcemia, kidney stones, osteoporosis, and more.
- Another related condition is called secondary hyperparathyroidism, or secondary HPT - common in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis. In secondary HPT, the parathyroid glands make too much parathyroid hormone (PTH) because the kidneys have failed, and the calcium and phosphorus are out of balance.
- Hypoparathyroidism is decreased function of the parathyroid glands with under production of parathyroid hormone. This can lead to low levels of calcium in the blood, often causing cramping and twitching of muscles or tetany (involuntary muscle contraction), and several other symptoms. The condition can be inherited, but it also occurs after thyroid or parathyroid gland surgery.
- Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a condition associated primarily with resistance to the parathyroid hormone. Patients have a low serum calcium and high phosphate, but the parathyroid hormone level (PTH) is actually appropriately high (due to the hypocalcemia). Its pathogenesis has been linked to dysfunctional G Proteins (in particular, Gs alpha subunit).
Traditional doctors often remove one or more of the Parathyroid glands with no second thought. I encourage you to ponder that if God intended a person to have just 2 or3 glands rather than the 4 we are born with, then that is what we would have. We are born with 4 glands for a reason and we should consider keeping them all, not cutting them out like a faulty automobile part. Here are some things to be aware of: The "mini" parathyroid surgery takes just 20 minutes and it can change your life..Get your life back! Amazing, right? Have they told you about the possible damage to the laryngeal nerve that results in weakness or paralysis of the vocal cord/s? What about bleeding that may require a blood transfusion? Have you been told about how this tiny surgical procedure can damage the remaining parathyroid glands and make you unable to sustain normal calcium levels? Complications can mean you lose your thyroid, have extended periods of pain, permanent numbness of the skin on the neck, etc. More here >>