The parathyroid glands, small endocrine glands located in the neck, produce the parathyroid hormone and regulate calcium and phosphorous in the blood, blood clotting and neuromuscular excitation (causing a muscle to contract).
Metabolic bone diseases are disorders of bone strength usually caused by abnormalities of minerals (such as calcium or phosphorus), vitamin D, bone mass or bone structure, with osteoporosis being the most common. When untreated, osteoporosis can lead to fragility fractures, bone deformities and serious disability.
Disorders We Treat:
- Paget's Disease
- Vitamin D Deficiency