Patient Education

Dyslipidemia & 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 Protein in the urine This combination of conditions increases your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. In general, people with metabolic syndrome have at least three of the conditions […]

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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 can affect anyone, but post-menopausal white and Asian women are at highest risk. What are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis? In general, the […]

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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 entering the cells. DMT1 can lead to many short and long term health effects. Type II diabetes is more common than type I diabetes. Type […]

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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 (hypothyroidism). Other names for Hashimoto’s disease are Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease The symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease usually do not occur suddenly. The inflammation gradually […]

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Thyroid & Parathyroid

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 solid or filled with fluid. Usually thyroid nodules are not very dangerous, but it is important to try to identify their cause. […]

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