Left untreated, a low performing thyroid (hypothyroidism) can cause joint pain, obesity, heart disease and infertility. A hyperfunctioning thyroid (hyperthyroidism) may cause poor sleep, tremors and instability.
The parathyroid gland produces a hormone that assists in the regulation of calcium and phosphorus. The most common conditions related to the parathyroid are hypo- and hyperparathyroidism. In hyperparathyroidism, for example, patients may experience fatigue, depression and memory loss. Hyperparthyroidism also causes osteoporosis and may cause kidney stones. In fact, hyperparathyroidism affects every organ in the body.
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For the removal of parathyroid tumors, Chicago ENT specializes in a gamma-guided procedure that is minimally invasive and often takes as little as 15 minutes. Minimally-invasive incisions are camouflaged and patients return to their normal routines quickly and with minimal discomfort.
For more information on the Thyroid and Parathyroid Center at Chicago ENT, or to make an appointment, call today: (773) 296-5500.