Women often brush off common health concerns such as depression, fatigue and random aches and pains as a sign of just getting older. 

But these symptoms might be a sign of more complex health issues involving an over-active parathyroid gland.

Dr. Komal Patil-Sisodia, an endocrinology specialist at EvergreenHealth Diabetes and Endocrinology Care, appeared on KING5's New Day Northwest to explain what causes parathyroid disease and how it can lead to problems in the stomach, kidneys, bones, heart and nervous system.