The thyroid gland is located in the neck and is needed to regulate the metabolism of all cells in the body. Therefore, when something goes wrong with the thyroid, chances are, you will notice that something isn't right. Dr Mark Vanderpump, a top endocrinologist, explains the most common thyroid disorders (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and thyroid nodules).
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Hyperparathyroidism is a condition of the parathyroid glands which causes excess calcium to be present in the blood. Dr Mark Vanderpump, expert endocrinologist specialising in thyroid problems, discusses the condition in this Q & A session with Top Doctors.
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