Doctor Q&A for Dr. Philip Kern

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
BCP and thyroid: BCP do not worsen thyroid problems. Presumably you are taking levothyroxine for your hypothyroidism. BCP increases the amount of thyroid binding pro... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Uncommon: In someone with a normal GI tract, hypoglycemia after a meal is very uncommon. To be fair, some people feel yucky 2 hr after eating a sugar-rich meal... Read More
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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Prediabetes: It sounds like a great breakfast for anyone, including someone with prediabetes. Pay attention to overall calories and try to lose a few pounds.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Sore throat: You have done a good job generally, with the possible exception of the hair salon. Sore throat is not a typical initial symptom of COVID19. Fever, co... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Stones and VLCD: Kidney stones should not occur on a VLCD if you drink plenty of liquids, and assuming you do not have an abnormality in calcium metabolism. Gallstone... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Hyperthyroid: After 4 weeks, you should be starting to feel better, although the full effects of antithyroid meds may take longer. Is 'big appetite' your only symp... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Need more work up: I'm assuming you have a nodule. "Hot" or "cold" is determined by a radioactive iodine scan. A "hot" nodule may produce too much T3 (liothyronine) and... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Ketosis: Most likely this is ketosis, but not ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis occurs in people with type 1 diabetes and no insulin production. Ketosis occurs in al... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
High risk obesity: Some people get overweight but get few complications. With metabolic syndrome, people gain weight and develop hyperlipidemia (high triglycerides, low... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Maybe: A TSH is an excellent screening test, and most hypothyroidism will show a high tsh. Pituitary problems can cause hypothyroidism with a low or normal ... Read More
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