If your doctor has recommended you have parathyroid surgery, you may be filled with questions about your condition and need for surgery. Here's a basic explanation of the role of your parathyroid glands in sustaining the health of your body.
What are thyroid and parathyroid glands?
Your thyroid gland lies in the centre of your throat, just in front of your windpipe. The thyroid's job is to take iodine from the food you eat and control your body's use of energy.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder which is characterised by chronic stomach upsets, abdominal cramps and bloating. These are all symptoms which are common with other abdominal disorders, which might make it a little difficult for people suffering from the disease to get an early diagnosis and treatment. IBS is caused by a problem in communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract. The best way to deal with IBS is to know what triggers your symptoms and try your best to avoid it.