If left untreated, high calcium levels can lead to bone and kidney problems and hypertension. Here’s what you need to know about hypercalcemia.
If you don’t get enough calcium from your diet, your body can compensate by borrowing it from your bones. This can make your bones weak and brittle over time. However, a simple blood test can detect this condition, called hyperparathyroidism.
Roughly half of adults over age 40 could have thyroid nodules. Experts don’t believe they are occurring more often, rather technology advances make them more likely to get detected. Find out how nodules are treated if your doctor finds one.
If you have an undiagnosed thyroid condition that’s not being controlled, there are risks to even so-called “natural” supplements and exercise. Here’s what you need to know.
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You’ve probably read about calcium and vitamin D in the news, where headlines highlight the need for these crucial nutrients — and the fact that most of us don’t get enough of them. What doesn’t make headlines is the parathyroid, the four little glands in your neck that are tied closely to both calcium and … Read More