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Dr. Vinaya Simha

Internal Medicine
Odessa, TX
29 years experience

Locations

Office

Odessa, TX

Address

710 W 5th St, Odessa, TX
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

3 Answers
0 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinaya Simha
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Medications: During pregnancy, radioactive iodine is not an option, and medications such as ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can be used. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is preferred, especially during the first trimester as there is lesser risk of causing harm to the baby's development. Very mild hyperthyroidism during pregnancy can be followed without any treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinaya Simha
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Autoimmune disorder: Graves disease is caused by antibodies which stimulate the thyroid gland to proliferate and hypersecrete thyroid hormone. There are aother causes of hyperthyroidism such as nodules or inflamation in the thyroid gland. Rarely excess iodine ingestion can also cause hyperthyroidism.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinaya Simha
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Safe, but ineffectiv: If you truly have adrenal insufficiency, dhea alone is not adequate replacement, and you will need additional hormones including glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids. "adrenal imbalance", "adrenal fatigue" etc are really pseudo-diseases, not well characterized, and it probably wont hurt to take dhea.

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mangalore University, Kasturba Medical College, India
Graduated 1992MD
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