Patient Education – The Endocrine Corner
The Endocrine Corner is a space dedicated to patients. It contains information relevant to different topics of interest for our patients and the community. It will be periodically updated. We welcome you to navigate through the different articles posted here. For current articles, please visit the Blog.
Dyslipidemia and Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical problems that can occur all at the same time. The problems can include: Elevated blood pressure High blood sugar/insulin resistance Too much body fat around the waist High cholesterol...read more
Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is sometimes referred to as “thinning of the bones,” and it occurs when natural bone renewal or replacement doesn’t keep up with bone loss. Your bones become weak and brittle and even a mild injury can cause a bone fracture. This disease...read more
Diabetes Type 1 Symptoms and Diagnosis Normally, your pancreas produces insulin which allows glucose to enter the cells of your body. In type I diabetes (DMT1), there is little or no insulin production by the pancreas. Glucose remains in the bloodstream instead of...read more
Hashimoto's Disease Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that affects your thyroid gland. Autoimmune means that, for one reason or another, your own antibodies attack your thyroid gland. This leads to inflammation and eventually below normal thyroid function...read more
Thyroid Nodules The thyroid is a small gland that is located in your neck just above your breast bone. In general, the thyroid produces hormones that help control your body’s metabolism. Sometimes nodules, or bumps can appear on the gland, and these nodules can be...read more