The parathyroid glands are small glands that are related to the thyroid gland, in both location and purpose. A number of Parathyroid Disorders can afflict the parathyroid glands. Hyperparathyroidism is over-production of parathyroid hormones; hypoparathyroidism is under-production of this hormone. These disorders can result in disordered calcium metabolism such as Hypocalcemia (low calcium) or Hypercalcemia (high calcium). Read more about: Calcium Metabolism Disorders, Thyroid Disorders
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