A surgeon explains what you need to know about your parathyroid glands, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
Malfunctioning glands as tiny as a grain of rice can cause problems with bones and lead to kidney stones, excessive urination, fatigue and other symptoms. Jesse Gutnick, MD, left, who is fellowship trained in endocrine surgery, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hyperparathyroidism. The parathyroid glands control the body's calcium and are situated near the thyroid glands in the neck. If one or more of these glands becomes overactive, the condition is called hyperparathyroidism. Gutnick also goes over thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.