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Dr. Robert Lang

Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
Madison, CT
53 years experience male

Locations

Robert Lang, M.D., P.C.

Hamden, CT

Address

60 Washington Ave, Suite 105, Hamden, CT
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(203) 248-6933

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Medicare

Medicaid

Office

Madison, CT

About

Bio

After 10 years on the full time faculty of Yale Medical School, I have spent the last 30 years integrating the best of natural medicine and the best of western medicine to find the safest and most effective treatments for my patients. During the last 30 years I have been the principle investigator on over 150 pharmaceutical clinical trials to stay on the cutting edge of drug treatments. I have also done intensive study in the natural approach to illness including the mental, emotional and spiritual influences on our physical health. In my practice, as well as in my own life, I incorporate many natural treatments and supplements to promote the healing of the body.

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Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

Endocrinology

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Doctor Q&A

293 Answers
260 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Maybe: At 46 you are probably perimenopausal and some of your symptoms could be from that. Also, you live in maine and will be vitamin d deficient unless you... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
See a doctor: You may have a condition called acathosis nigricans. This is even more likely if you are overweight or obese. It is commonly associated with diabetes.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Depends: Vitamin d intake depends on your blood level. Some people need more than others; their body breaks it down faster. It will not have any effect on bru... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Not calcium or D: The antibodies are related to the graves disease and can persist for years. The radioactive iodine will not decrease them.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Eat: Eat chocolate that is 70% cocoa because it does not raise blood sugar & cholesterol & is good for you.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
It: It is the transition from one who can bear beings to one who has to learn to bear wisdom.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
If: If you are interested and have a loving partner, intimacy is healing.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes, for vitamin D: Milk has only 400 iu of vitamin d per quart and most people need 2000-5000 iu per day to get their blood level above 50 ng/ml. So you would have to dr... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
No: 37 is young for menopause so it may not be that. If it is, it is not unusual for your symptoms. See your doctor to be sure it is not something else.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
No: Whole grains should not increase triglycerides but a lot of certain types of fruit will. Look up the glycemic index to see which are more likely to ra... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Not much: The best test for hypothyroidism is the TSH. TSH is a much larger hormone that T3 (liothyronine) or T4 so it is easier to measure accurately. It is so... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
No, but : Dietary fiber will not raise blood sugar however, if you are taking a dietary supplement be sure to check the label because some fiber supplements wil... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Possible: While it is possible that you are having an allergic reaction, it is more likely that you have the eye problem that is associated with hyperthyroidism... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Maybe B complex: However, if there is a change in your appetite it would be best to see your doctor to find out why. If you are thin and healthy and just want to gain ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
No: However, hyperthyroidism is commonly associated with hair loss and it may take up to 3 months to see it get better and that will not start until the t... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
High blood sugar: People with diabetes pee a lot only if their bold sugar is very high. Check your sugar level.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Not calcium or D: Deficiency of calcium or vitamin d will not cause bumps on your head. Ingrown hair can do that but so can other things, so have it checked by a dermat... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Maybe too much med: If the thyroid blood level is normal you should feel normal. High heart rate can be too much medication. Have your doctor do a blood test.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Not likey: It is not likely that any of these are related. Odorous urine is more likely related to some food that you are or not drinking enough water.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Varies: The recommendation for supplementation depends on your age and dietary intake. First, look up the recommended intake for your age and calculate your c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Possibly: Only if you did not get enough in your diet. Pregnant women absorb calcium very efficiently so do not take too much or you are at risk of kidney stone... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Various types: Many primary care physicians treat osteoporosis. Endocrinologists and rheumatologists generally have the most training in the diagnosis, prevention an... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: Bad side effects are uncommon. If you are high risk for a fracture, benefits far outweigh theside effects. The bad side effects include a 1 in 1000-50... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Various causes: Vitamin d deficiency is seen with dark skin, older age, use of sunblock, lower sun light exposure, breast feeding, intestinal and liver disorders and ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is considered a more chronic condition while subacute thyroiditis usually lasts for a few weeks or months and is probably caus... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: The 'normal' TSH level is determined statistically, not clinically. Some people in the upper part of the 'normal' range will have symptoms and will be... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
No: In fact, vitamin d may help you lose weight. Several studies have shown obese people tend to have lower vitamin d levels than normal weight people. Lo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Unlikely to be: First, Nolvadex (tamoxifen) should not be used in men we have no studies on the possible side effects. It blocks estrogen receptors and is unlikely to... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: Tsh peaks around midnight and is higher in the early morning than in the afternoon. In a normal person these changes are quite small and were not even... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
It goes up: When the thyroid is removed, there is little or no thyroid hormone and the pituitary will increase TSH production until thyroid hormone replacement is... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Adrenal treatment: If your adrenals are treated and you eat a healthful diet you should have no hypoglycemia. However, the symptoms of hypoglycemia are due to release of... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
No: Swimming is a good aerobic exercise however, for bone weight bearing or resistance exercise is necessary.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: Tea is one of the most healthful beverages and has many benefits. Because green and black tea contain small amounts of fluoride, it increases bone den... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Depends: The diagnosis of osteopenia and osteoporosis are generally made from a DXA machine that tests the spine and hip. The heel test is done with a portabl... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Many disorders: With very low d, rickets in children and osteomalacia (soft bones) in adults. These conditions can be associated with bone pain, fractures, bone loss,... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Few if any: However, calcium, which is really a mineral, not a vitamin, can frequently cause constipation. If calcium is needed, take it with magnesium which can ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
It can: Several commercial dessicated thyroid meds such as armour, nature-throid, and westthyroid, come in pill form. I have patients who hate the taste and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Little or not at all: The majority of studies show that phytoestrogens have beneficial effects of women. For example, they have been shown to support the prevention of brea... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Very little: Green, red and yellow pepper has less than 1/2 gm of fat in a cup.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Soon, not yet: However, todays method is much less painful if you use the side of your finger rather than the tip of the finger or if you use an alternative site (wh... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Depends: The calcium in all calcium pills is the same. Because calcium has a positive electric charge it had to be attached to something with a negative charge... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Red and yellow: Red pepper has more vitamin a than yellow or green and yellow pepper has more vitamin c than red or green.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Find the cause: See a neuroophthamologist or neurologist and find the cause. You may need special glasses or sometimes, and operation.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
What you like: All the monitors are accurate. You need to got to a pharmacy that has a variety of brands and find with fits your lifestyle. You are more likely to us... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Ignore: Be sure you get enough vitamin d and iodine for the baby. Many prenatals are deficient. Google them.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Need more med: With a TSH of 16.33 you have little or not thyroid function and will need more than 25 mcg daily to feed better. Ask you doctor if you condition allow... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Depends: The T3 (liothyronine) may be low before you take your medication and isn't necessarily abnormal. If you still have symptoms and the TSH is not in the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes,especially hyper: Hyperthyroidism frequently leads to scanty periods or amenorrhea. Hypothyroidism usually leads to heavier and/or more frequent periods but is occasion... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Maybe: Yes however, T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are bound to a protein in the blood and when it is high, the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) can be elevated with a nor... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dec 29, 2013
Dr Lang gives excellent, thoughtful answers to questions. He recognizes the importance of nutritional health, and incorporates that knowledge into his recommendations. He is a tremendous resource fo...Read More
Nov 4, 2012
Dr Lang consistently provides answers which are thoughtful, well-informed, and directly answer the question. He is a terrific asset to the HealthTap community.
Jun 7, 2013
Very accurate responses and helpful tips.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! I would love to talk to you. Granddaughter born with rickets and vit D deficiency. Parents accused of abuse! We urgently need second opinion.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Glad to know you are sending people to the vitamins council.org website! It is very informative and can help people get on the right track!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am working with a Wellness Physician. I'm guessing that I should see a specialist to make sure.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 1969MD

Residency

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Completed 1971

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Most Influential, Second Place, New Haven, CT - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, New Haven, CT - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Yale University
Endocrine Society
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