Do you know about parathyroid tumor? Well, it is a tumor associated with parathyroid glands. It is also called as parathyroid adenoma. Parathyroid glands are four small glands located at the back of your thyroid gland. These glands produce parathyroid hormone which helps in controlling the calcium and phosphorous levels in the body. Now as you learned about the gland, let us move to the tumor.
What happens in this condition? This tumor causes the corresponding gland to release more hormone than it is needed by our body. It disrupts the calcium and phosphorus levels in the body and this condition is called as hyperparathyroidism. There are chances that you won’t experience any symptoms. People suffering from this condition usually get to know about this disease through any blood test for another problem. But your bones may be fragile, brittle and painful.
As we discussed that this leads to hyperparathyroidism, which may cause you to experience bone fractures, kidney stones, excessive urination. In addition to these problems, more symptoms may include experiencing mental changes like depression, lethargy, as well as confusion, nausea, vomiting, muscles and abdomen pain.
The conditions to which this problem leads are diagnosed with X-RAY, ultrasound and CT-scan. Now, what about the treatment of parathyroid tumor? This can be treated by surgical removal of tumor. If the conditions are mild then, doctor might not perform surgery and simply monitor your condition by prescribing medications. Drugs that decrease the secretion of the hormones can be prescribed by the doctor.