Parathyroid glands are small glands located in the neck behind the thyroid. They control calcium levels within the blood and bones.

Below are diseases & conditions associated with the parathyroid.

Disorder caused by insufficient amounts of vitamin D in the body, which leads to softening and weakening of the bones.
 
Osteomalacia
A disease that weakens bones caused by insufficient amounts of vitamin D or because of a digestive or kidney disorder.
 
A disease which causes causes bones to weaken and increases the risk of bone fractures.
 
Hyperparathyroidism
Condition in which the body produces excess parathyroid hormone.
 
Condition caused by high levels of calcium in the blood.
 
Condition in which the body produces low levels of parathyroid hormone.
 
Hypocalcemia
Condition in which there exist low levels of calcium in the blood.
 
Cancer associated with extremely high parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels.
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