Both the thyroid and parathyroid glands are endocrine glands. This means they make and secrete the hormones which get released into the bloodstream. They act as messengers, affecting cells and tissues in distant parts of your body plus the body’s metabolic rate and the levels of certain minerals in the blood.
The thyroid makes three hormones that it secretes into the bloodstream. Two of these hormones, called thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), increase your body’s metabolic rate.
Essentially, the body’s metabolic rate is how quickly the cells in your body use the energy stored within them. Thyroid hormones make cells use more energy. By controlling how much energy our cells use, thyroid hormones also help to regulate our body temperature.
The other hormone that the thyroid makes is called calcitonin. This helps to control the levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. These minerals are needed, among other things, to keep bones strong and healthy.
Heal Your Communication Blocks -You have the right to speak to be heard when your throat chakra is balanced
· Identity – Self Acceptance
· The Demon To Conquer – LIES
· Developed From – 7 – 12 Years
DEFICIENT: Fear of speaking, unable to express self, Not hearing others, shy, weak voice,
EXCESS: Talking as a defence, gossiper, dominating voice, inability to listen, interrupter, compulsive talker, overtalker
PHYSICAL MALFUNCTIONS THAT CAN MANIFEST:
Disorders of the throat, ears, neck, thyroid, voice, tightness in the jaw, unable to express needs or desires
BALANCED: Clear communicator, good listener, lives creatively, has great boundaries, speaks with a resonant voice
The parathyroid glands release a hormone called parathyroid hormone.
This hormone helps to control the levels of three minerals in the body: calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Parathyroid hormone has a number of effects in the body:
· It causes the release of calcium from bones.
· It causes calcium to be absorbed from the intestine.
· It stops the kidneys from excreting calcium in the urine.
· It causes the kidneys to excrete phosphate in the urine.
· It increases blood levels of magnesium.
The 4 pea shaped parathyroid glands control the calcium in your blood and bones also control how much calcium is in the bones, and therefore, how strong and dense the bones are. Although the parathyroid glands are located next to (and sometimes inside) the thyroid gland, they have no related function.
The thyroid gland regulates the body’s metabolism and has no effect on calcium levels while parathyroid glands regulate calcium levels and have no effect on metabolism.