If you’re like me, you probably haven’t thought of your parathyroid glands very often…if ever. However, these pea shaped glands are very important to our overall health. An imbalance can cause a host of problems including anxiety, lack of concentration, loss of energy, depression, high blood pressure, trouble sleeping, gastric reflux, headaches, osteoporosis and even mental instability.
So what does the parathyroid do and why is it important? The parathyroid glands are part of the Endocrine system. In short, they help to regulate calcium and phosphorus in the body. The work of the parathyroid helps to normalize blood clotting, promote bone and teeth health, increase cell membrane permeability and protect the health of the nervous system.
The most common problem people encounter with the parathyroid is hyperparathyroidism, or hyper-activity of the parathyroid glands which can produce a calcium imbalance. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to help correct a parathyroid imbalance once you are aware that you have a problem.
If you think that your parathyroid might need some help learn more about herbs and remedies that help balance the parathyroid. Kelp is probably one of the most well-known natural aids to help feed the parathyroid. Do your own research and see what feels right to you. Getting the information you need will help you take control of your health! Also, make sure to consult your doctor before taking any herb or supplement.