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Dr. Soumya Adhikari

Pediatric Endocrinology
Dallas, TX
21 years experience male

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Dallas, TX

Address

2350 N Stemmons Fwy Ste 4400, Dallas, TX
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Pediatric Endocrinology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Estradiol: (which is commonly referred to as "estrogen" but is really one of many Estrogens (i.e. Estrogen is a class of hormone, Estradiol is a specific estroge... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Many: There are a lot of great resources available online for you to learn more about this. This link in particular is a great starting point: http://turn... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Maybe: The answer depends on whether your growth plates are open or not. How far along one is in puberty can often help one estimate this, but ultimately yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Yes it can...: Most definitely. Here's more info which you might find useful: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000357.Htm.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Life-threatening....: Dehydration, low blood sugar and low blood pressure and abnormal levels of many of your body's electrolytes among other things. A lot of good informa... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Probably fine...: But it all depends on how much you gave and what he weighs. If you gave him 80 mg and your husband did the same he is probably ok. Here's some info ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Yes: Blood sugar meters are not specific to adults or children. Meters which can be used for adults can also be used for kids. Some meters require less... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
+/- 15%: Unfortunately, most meters are only able to tell you a value within about 15% of the "real" value.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Source of problem: Addison's disease is a failure of your adrenal glands to make the hormones they usually make. In primary disease it is the adrenals themselves that ar... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Anemia vs diabetes: A hemoglobin is measured to screen someone for anemia. A hemoglobin a1c is measured to screen for diabetes or to evaluate a person known to have diabe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
No: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease and trauma should play no role in causing it. Having said that, type 1 diabetes may be silent for a long tim... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
A few options: Many people with acromegaly have a tumor of their pituitary gland, and thus benefit from surgery as part of their treatment. Medications to assist i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Yes absolutely.: Although rare, addison's does present in teens. If there is a family history of autoimmune diseases, this is even more likely. Addison's can be a lif... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Any number of things: Genetics is the largest determinant of most people's height. However, nutritional status, and overall well being play significant roles as well. Som... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Depends who you ask: Most doctors would consider one as short if one were less than the 2.5%ile. These percentiles should be interpretted carefully though as one's racial... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Here's a resource...: The cares foundation (and their periodic newsletters) which can be found here: http://www.Caresfoundation.Org/productcart/pc/newsletter.Html can be a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Can be safe, but....: Like any medicine, growth hormone has risks involved in taking it, even at commonly prescribed doses. It can raise your blood sugar, it can cause a r... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Maybe already?: Most 18 year olds, even late bloomers, have already finished growing. If you want to know for certain, doctors can tell you more precisely by doing an... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Probably not...: ... But the more important question is why was the cortisol level drawn in the first place? Reference ranges for cortisol are almost meaningless as ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Some are malignant: The word cancerous usually implies "malignant" as opposed to a growth that is "benign." pituitary tumors can be both benign, meaning tumors that ca... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Life threatening: Your adrenal glands make hormones which help to maintain normal salt and sugar levels in your blood as well as normal blood pressure. An adrenal crisi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Rarely: Common forms of adrenal insufficiency are associated with low blood pressure. However, the adrenal gland functions to make many hormones, and certain ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Depends...: .... As there are many types of pseudohypoparathyroidism. In some types (such as in albright's heriditary osteodystrophy) that risk is as high as 50%... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
There are risks: Like most medicines, growth hormone carries a risk of side effects, and should only be taken under the supervision of a qualified physician. It has be... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Genetic testing: Although you may have low testosterone levels or elevated levels of LH and/or FSH (which are the signals from your pituitary gland which stimulate tes... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Peeing all the time!: Diabetes insipidus (or di) is caused by either a lack of or a resistance to the hormone in your body (antidiuretic hormone) which normally allows your... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Use with caution...: ...As the simple number spit out by these calculators only tells a small piece of the story. But here's one link: http://growthcalc.Chip.Org/growthca... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
ENT and Endocrine: People with pendred syndrome often have bilateral hearing loss and are at risk of thyroid problems. Both should be evaluated. Since it is an inherite... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
A risk for teenagers: Many types of birth control contain estrogen, which if started too early in one adolescent years (or earlier) can cause early closure of one's growth ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Ob and Endo: See an obstetrician right away. And if you have a physician helping you manage your diabetes, let them know asap. If you don't have a diabetes docto... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Yes: Type 2 diabetes is so common these days that there are more and more families in which someone with a family history of type 2 diabetes ends up diagno... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Ignore: Salt cravings might mean you're undertreated.

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2001MD
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