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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi

Pediatric Endocrinology
22 years experience male

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Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

I love what I do. Pediatric Endocrinology addresses topics and issues that are highly relevant to today's way of living. The rising incidence of autoimmune diseases such as thyroiditis and type 1 diabetes not to mention the explosion of neurological problems in children as as autism, ADHD and learning disabilities makes it even more rewarding for me to educate and help families on how to cope and heal using holistic and medicinal approaches. I am board certified in Pediatric medicine and Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes. I am a certified Physician Nutrition Specialist (PNS), Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet and Gluten Practitioner (CGP). Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.

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Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatrics

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393 Answers
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Bone age : a good start is to have your primary doctor order a bone age to see if you still have potential for further height. Good nutrition with 60-70 gram pro... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Sugars?: if your liquid diet includes a lot of sugar, that alone could explain it. if not, then a more comprehensive look into your endocrine systems (thyroid,... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Gall bladder?: Sounds like you need to have an ultrasound of the gallbladder to rule out stone formation. Also to have a urine analysis to rule out kidney/bladder in... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Warm compressors: but may need to be drained if swelling worsens or pain is a main issue
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Vitamin D deficiency: need to start vitamin D supplementation asap !! 4000 units of D3 daily with fatty meal and recheck in 3 months. there is protocols that suggest much h... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
High thyroid ?: best if you have your thyroid levels checked (or re checked) as the current symptoms you are having may suggest "over" active thyroid/Graves's
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A female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Likely viral: sounds like a post viral rash. If rash worsens or does not away in the next few days, better to run it by their pediatrician. No specific treatment ne... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
BMI less than 25: The most easy way of answering your question will be to achieve a body mass index (BMI), a formula that calculates weight for height, less than 25. O... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Skin chges vs growth: Myxedema refers to edema of the skin in face or extremities due to low or high thyroid hormone levels. Cretinism is severe stunning of growth due to v... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Low: only 5-8% chance that a thyroid nodule is malignant so the most likely outcome is that you a have a benign lesion(s)
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Keep them hydrated: But if there is fever or blood in stool, then need to check with your pediatrician for stool culture and further testing if needed. Good luck.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
2-3 months : A child who is proven to have growth hormone deficiency is expected to gain weight and height 2-3 months from the commencement of gh, usually 1-2 lbs ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
The : The symptoms of hypothyroidism can vary depending on the individual. Fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, difficulty in weight loss, cold intolerance and con... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Breast development: Breast budding constitute the very first signs of true puberty in girls. Pubic or axillary hair can develop soon after or sometimes earlier depending ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Caffeine: This question is more relevant to individuals with the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" suppleme... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Central hypothyroid: Free T4 assays can sometimes be unreliable and you and your physician will be better off if you have your total T4 measured instead along with T3 (lio... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Former an emergency!: Both reflect a state of high thyroid hormone levels, however, the former is considered an emergency with life threatning systemic changes namely alter... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Fasting needed : You will need to fasting (without food or drinks) for a minimum of 8 hrs before doing such test. Even if your soda was diet, it still can affect the a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Autoimmune disease : Also known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (apeced) or as whitaker syndrome. It is associated with candidiasis, hypo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
None: Unfortunately none but hopefully one day such technology will be available to ease the pain from pricking fingers +1000 times per year in people with ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Absolutely: Absolutely , not doing so can raise your susceptibility to developing mouth thrush.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Kidney: Calcitriol is the active form of vitamin d and is formed in the kidneys. Among its functions is transport of calcium through the gut wall hence why pe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
It may : If child is born small for gestational age (sga), there is a risk of premature puberty (particularly girls) which in turn can compromise final adult h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Thyroid : Thyroid nodules generally do not cause any symptoms but if they are numerous and large in size, then they may cause pressure symptoms such as dysphagi... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Lancets: Unfortunatle checking bs will require pricking your fingers ( there is sensors called cgm but those are approved for type i diabetes and will still re... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Depends on race: Defined by either breast development or pubic hair below the age of 8yrs (hispanics and aa ok a year earlier).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
None thus far: Synthetic hgh using recombinant dna technology has been in the market for over 20 years and so far has excellent safety record. There are of course ma... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Check hormones first: Before you contemplate any costly interventions better if have a hormonal evaluation by dermatologist or endocrionogist to look into any possible medi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Not always: Unless it's onset is with birth and associated with severe salt wasting ( that's why it's part of the newborn screen in all 50 states). It's carrier r... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimize... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
We don't know yet: We still don't know the ramifications although based on personal experience, it can aggravate or induce gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) in boys... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Not sure either !: The glucose tolerance test (of which less physicians are doing nowadays except for screening of gestational diabetes) is a test that is primarily dedi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Largely unknown : Apart from a slight increased risk if parents are affected, no risk factors can be identified.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Yes: If the cause of amenorrhea is identified and treated if necessary. Maintain healthy weight and dont give up !
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Various: Symptoms will depend on the final product produced by the tumor cell line. If predominantly cortisol secreting, you would expect cushing's manifestati... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Collection time ?: Well it depends on the time of when your cortisol level was checked. Maximal level of cortisol is usually between 5:00a-8:00am with the lowest (nadir)... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
See below: Addison's disease is a state of low cortisol or hypocortisolism. In addition to cortsiol, the adrenal galnd also produces a very important hormone cal... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Talk with MD: High calcium levels are ought to be investigated thoroughly. I suggest you talk with an endocrinologist before making any changes in your diet.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Simple answer is no: Unless the cause of your hypothyroidism is induced by medication (such as lithium or amiodarone). In underdeveloped countries where iodine deficiency ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Two choices: Depending on the medication used and duration of therapy, you can minimize such risk by optimizing your vitamin d and calcium intake. Obviously, the b... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
No: Unless your high potassium is due to renal failure as some congenital kidney defects can be associated with thyroid problems.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
No: Absolutely not ! examples of many successful people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at various ages are abound, just google and you will be surprised!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Well, it depends on: Your age. If Femara (letrozole) ( the brand name for letrazole, a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors) is used while your growth plates are sti... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, watch though for the contents of your multi vitamin as you want to avoid over exposure to any vitamin or trace element that can be present also i... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Risk factors: The biggest risk factor seems to be positive family history of type one, especially if on the fathers side but for the majority of type i diabetics, n... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Good question: Significant reduction in androgen levels of adrenal source (such as dhea-s & androstenedione) if the body is subjected to exogenous steroids such as D... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
No: The simple answer is no. In the past, many males exhibited physical findings that closely resembled females with ts. This condition is now called noon... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Low cortisol state: Acute adrenal crisis is defined by the sudden drop in Hydrocortisone (or its equivalent) in the body, prompting acute physiological changes such as lo... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Not common: It's incidence varies widely, with the highest being in Finland and other Scandanavian countries. In the US, it's believed to be around 40 per 100, 00... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
5%: About 5% but can be higher if parents are affected. The risk for a child of a parent with type 1 diabetes is lower if it is the mother — rather than t... Read More
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VERY impressive physician and scientist who nevertheless reaches out to those of us who can learn a lot from him. Dr.Jehaimi has an extraordinary record of publications illustrating the mind of a tru...Read More
Sep 13, 2013
I admire Dr. Jehaimi not only for his extensive medical knowledge but for the generosity with which he shares it with the HealthTap community. He answers patients' questions thoughtfully and clearly....Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse Dr. Jehaimi. He provides an exceptional service to the public through the medical information and guidance he shares on AVVO.Com. It is clear that he has both a marked depth and breath of kn...Read More
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Thank you...I know most literature disagrees except one study of college students however I have found being chronically sleep deprived and taking am tsh after not sleeping my am levels chronically s...Read More
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She isn't particularly thirsty. She just seems to pee MUCH more than she takes in. Her urine is never concentrated, even in the morning. We reduce fluids after lunchtime- basically she gets all but 2o...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. Ever since i was diagnosed with prolactinoma, I've been on dostinex and i have gained 15lbs in the past six months.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tripoli, Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Patient's Choice Award, America's Best Physicians
America's Top Pediatrician, America's Top Doctors
Compassionate Doctor Recognition, American Registry

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
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