Dr. Robert Lang

Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
Madison, CT
54 years experience male

Locations

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

Hamden, CT

Address

60 Washington Ave, Suite 105, Hamden, CT
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(203) 248-6933

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

ConnectiCare Health Plans

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealth Group

CHAMPUS

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.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

Endocrinology

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Doctor Q&A

293 Answers
260 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
A lot: If you are not pregnant, it will be much harder to get pregnant with hypothyroidism. If you are pregnant, see your doctor right away for treatment be... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Not good: The use in older people is associated with an increaed risk of dementia. Look up the Beer's list
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Usually: For most conditions it is okay to be on supplements. However, ther eare some conditions where they may interfere with the treatment so it is always be... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 54 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 54 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Find a specialist: You may have hemochromatosis and will need an endocrinologist to evaluate your hormones and they may send you to a hematologist or other specialist t... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Occassionally: Untreated hypothyroidism can occasionally be associated with aches and pains which will resolve when the condition is treated with the correct dose of... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Very unlikely: Amenorrhea is caused by an inability of the ovaries to produce hormones. If they did start to work again ovulation could occur. If the egg gets fertil... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Use other treats: Tell your child he/she will get a special halloween treat that is not candy because of the diabetes and that you will give him/her something special t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes and more: Prediabetes can be impaired fasting glucose, high glucose after eating or a high hemoglobin a1c.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 54 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes: Perimenopause is associated with major changes in female hormones. Estrogen can go higher than at any time in the past and can go lower than previous ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Not is the U.S.: Tamoxifen can have some serious side effects and therefore is only legally available as a prescription medication in the U.S.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Protein snack: Protein will raise your blood sugar and will not raise your Insulin level as much as sugar. Sugar can sometimes cause a rebound hypoglycemia if the In... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes: Secondary hyperparathyroidism can also be caused by low calcium and/or low magnesium intake, even with adequate intake, poor digestion (poor pancreas ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes: Paget's disease of bone is associated with extremely rapid build up and breakdown of bone in affected areas.This leads to abnormal, enlarged and britt... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Sometimes: Polycystic ovaries is not a disease, it is a syndrome because there are many different conditions that can contribute to developing polycystic ovarie... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Varies: During the normal menstrual cycle, Progesterone levels vary greatly. Thus, for many women who use Progesterone the dose has to vary depending on estro... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Very unlikely: There is no known effect of rhodiola on the hypothalamus, pituitary or thyroid gland. Low TSH is almost always associated with hyperthyroidism or a pi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
No known associaton: Rhodiola is a stimulant and may bring out the symptoms of hyperthyroidism and there is no know case where it would cause thyroid over production.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Vitamin A: Vitamin a in high doses is toxic to the liver.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Depends: Calcium requirement depends on your age and sex. You can look it up at nih.Gov. If you do not get in enough from diet or supplements, your body will t... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Take more vitamin D: Take more vitamin d. Some people need as much as 10, 000 iu daily to keep their level above 50 ng/ml which many of is is therapeutic level. The vitami... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Lower the dose: During the normal menstrual cycle, Progesterone levels vary greatly. Thus, for many women who use Progesterone the dose has to vary depending on estro... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Many ways: Drink water or other unsweetened beverage, exercise, read, meditate, pray or any other activity that takes your mind off of food.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Pain: People with pain have in increased respiratory rate. If you are not in pain, then something else is going on, see your health care provider.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 54 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Only if deficient: Iodine deficiency is quite common. A recent study in boston showed that 50% of pregnant women were iodine deficient. If you are tested and deficient, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
A high protein: 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 normal tsh. Estr... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Repeat the prolactin: If you were pregnant, it is unlikely that the high prolactin is due to a tumor. Have it repeated fasting, first thing in the morning before you get an... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Depends: All states require a prescription for the newer insulins. Most do not require one for the older insulins or for syringes. Check with your local pharma... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
Get 2nd opinion: I see a lot of children with thyroid symptoms, especially sleepiness, who are told that their tests are 'normal' and they are in the low part of norma... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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!
HealthTap member
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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