How will I feel after parathyroid surgery?


How you feel after surgery will partly depend on whether you had general or local anesthesia. The side effects of anesthesia depend on the medications given, often being more significant for a general anesthetic. You have to give time for the anesthesia to leave your system. The way you feel may also depend on the symptoms you had prior to your surgery (e.g. fatigue). These should slowly improve with time if surgery was successful.

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em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis.

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