Every day, your endocrine system releases hormones throughout your body. When your endocrine system is in working order, these hormones help regulate your metabolism, temperature, calcium production and various other functions. However, when one of the endocrine glands (the thyroid and parathyroid) is not working properly, you may need surgery to correct it.
Although the glands are neighbors in your body they actually perform very different functions. Take a look below to review our thyroid resources.