The parathyroid glands are four small glands, each about the size of a grain of rice. Learn more about what they do and medical conditions related to them.
Parathyroid glands can become overactive, causing an increase in the level of calcium in your blood. Surgery to remove any affected glands is the only reliable way to prevent long-term problems.
A thyroidectomy is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It may be used to treat thyroid cancer or an enlarged or overactive thyroid.
Endocrine glands and their hormones
The hormone system is the way in which one part of the body tells another part of the body to do something important. Find out more about different parts of the hormonal system.
The hormonal system influences your metabolism, growth and many other functions. Learn more about what it is and conditions related to the hormonal system.
What causes pancreatitis?
Pancreatitis is caused when something going wrong and the enzymes start digesting the pancreas, rather than the food in the gut. Learn more about the condition here.
What is an endocrinologist?
Endocrinologist is a specialist who treats people with conditions caused by problems with hormones. Learn how to find an endocrinologist and what to ask before your appointment.
What causes osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is caused by bones losing their density. Some people are more at risk than others. Find out about the causes osteoporosis.
Vitamin D test
Vitamin D deficiency is common in Australians, so your doctor may ask you to take a test as part of your general check up.