What is hyperparathyroidism?

Also known as: overactive parathyroid glands.

The body has four parathyroid glands located in the neck. These produce parathyroid hormone that regulates calcium levels in the bloodstream and tissues. When the glands produce too much parathyroid hormone, this is known as hyperparathyroidism.

Reviewed by: Pedro A Pagan Banchs, MD

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