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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Depends on cause: Autonomic dysfunction has a number of causes, although sometimes the cause is unknown. If it is caused by diabetes or parkinson's, then treating the ... Read More
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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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Not really known: Presumably, high blood ca makes the pancreatic cells more susceptible to self-degradation. Extreme hypercalcemia (eg. Cancer) is more likely to do thi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Normally a few days: For routine thyroid surgery, such as for graves disease or a benign nodule, surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and recovery is fairly fast. H... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Genetics leptin: Genetics is one factor. Achieving a certain body weight, especially body fat. Adipose makes leptin, which is a signal to the brain to start making r... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Residual thyroid: The surgeon cannot remove every last remnant of thyroid. This is why RAI is often given after thyroidectomy, to mop up any residual thyroid tissue-no... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Low K: Give it in ringers. Mannitol will induce diuresis, which i presume you do not want if k is already low.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: Graves disease is an autoimmune disease most common in young women. Other common forms are toxic nodular goiter, subacute thyroiditis, post-partum thy... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Genetics leptin: Genetics is one factor. Achieving a certain body weight, especially body fat. Adipose makes leptin, which is a signal to the brain to start making r... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Maybe: Your symptoms may be from subtle hypothyroidism. Although your T4 is in the normal range, it may be lower than it was. Some people are sensitive to mi... Read More
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