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Dr. Jennie Law

Endocrinology
Lakota, IA
15 years experience

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Endocrinology

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Mealtime best: Stomach acid increases calcium absorption (that is why ppl on acid blockers for heartburn have a harder time absorbing calcium). When we eat meals, ou... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Sorry, no: At this time, real time blood sugar monitoring requires capillary blood, which involves a needle prick. Some meters allow for use on palms an thighs, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
It should not: When your pancreas and liver are functioning properly, fasting should not cause hypoglycemia. If fasting causes hypoglycemia in you, you should be se... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Same as non-DM: Basically same as non diabetic women, although you should personally pay more attention to any symptoms down there that might suggest an infection (di... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Not commonly: Chest pain is not a common symptom in adrenal insufficiency. Most common is nausea, fatigue, generalized weakness and muscle pain.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Yes: Whenever someone feels persistent heart rhythm abnormalities, they should see their dr to figure out what's going on. If you lost that much weigt so q... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Lots u can do: Although you might be at higher risk of developing diabetes bc of family history, it doesn't mean you can't do lots to reduce your risk- stay physical... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
? Yeast infection: Keep the areas clean and dry (wear loose cotton clothes). Make sure your diabetes is well controlled- if your sugars are high, you'd be at risk for r... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Can lower b12: After several years on metformin, populations at risk of B12 deficiency such as the elderly (as they r more at risk for atrophic gastritis) might deve... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Likely diabetes: 2 blood sugar levels > 200 can diagnose diabetes, so please see your pcp to confirm this with a blood draw value and a1c. Earlier treatment means less... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
I'd give them a try: Everyone responds differently so if give them a try (they r the only meds available in usa), because so far all of my patients have tolerated them qui... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
?Other causes: Very possible ur thyroid is fine, but something else definitely isnt, to make u feel poorly. For ex, a person may have hypertension but symptoms can b... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Ada diet: Can search for ada diet or mayo clinic diabetic diet books- lots of great information. Or can ask for referral to district dietician, which can be ver... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
No: That's not normal, but may not be related to your thyroid if your levothyroxine dose is correct. If dose correct, look for other reasons (could be sim... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Also: Obesity and some chronic illnesses.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Manage, yes: Likely you can manage pre-diabetes if sufficient lifestyle changes are made (with 7-10% weight loss)...But if you have some degree of pancreatic dysfu... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Although: There are some conditions that cause transient (temporary) low functioning thyroid, and those may reverse on their own (will cure itself)- such sick e... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Depends: On the cause. If the cause is a permanent condition such as a chromosomal abnormality or surgical removal of testes...Then u will need replacement for... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Hormone or stimuli: High levels of prolactin (either over-production by your pituitary gland or medications) or nipple stimulation can cause milk production. See you pcp ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Insulin: Insulin is necessary to allow the sugars in your blood to enter cells. If you don't have enough insulin, sugars will be high. Two sources of sugar in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Unlikely: Any really bad disorder (like testosterone producing cancers) that can cause excess hair is likely to preclude pregnancy...Milder disorders like pcos... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Depends: On your underlying cardiac status...If ur young and have no blockages in ur heart, unlikely heart attack- but if ur older and have blockages, maybe, b... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Severe low: Glucagon should be used for severe lows, which basically means when you can't think clearly and can't eat/drink sugars to raise your blood sugar. This... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Agree but: Agree with dr gupta, with exception that A1c > 5.7% may suggest pre-diabetes..
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Very unlikely : Stray hairs on chin or around lips or around nipples can be very common and often doesn't signify anything. Having regular periods is a good sign your... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
<100 & <140: For non-diabetics, fasting (=4 hrs without food) should be <100, and 2 hrs after meal should be <140. Higher suggests either ur meyer is inaccurate (... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
No specifics : There are no specific diet or exercise necessary for ppl with hypothyroidism, but if you were hypothyroid for a long time before your diagnosis and tr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Healthy, balanced: People who have a predisposition to thyroid disorders may cause thyroid problems if they either over or under-do iodine intake. Other than that, just ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Optimize hormones: If you have panhypopituitarism (no pituitary hormones), you will need several hormone replacements and achieving normal levels. If you are still feeli... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
PCP and urogyn: Consider eval by your pcp to rule out causes such as infection, cystitis, or nephropathy. If those are negative, maybe a consult with urogyn to look a... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
See Endocrinologist: There is emerging data to suggest we should consider treating subclinical hypothyroidism if you have tpo antibodies. It's still just new evidence, an... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Optimize/other prob?: Although there are many symptoms attributed to thyroid dysfunction, including mild memory problems, complete replacement of your thyroid function with... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Cause?: What is the cause of your low blood sugar? Generally, unless someone has an insulinoma (tumor making Insulin inappropriately) or liver failure, most p... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Watch the dose : Too much if anything is not good. If you take too much vitamin d, you may develop: vomiting, polyuria (frequent urination), weight loss, poor appetit... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Cravings: Unfortunately even though we all like to believe out body knows what it needs, it's not necessarily true, especially when it comes to food cravings. M... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Yes, if pen/vial: If a person truly is 'insulin dependent' then yes, they will need Insulin all the time. The longest lasting insuling from vials or pens lasts 24 hrs,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Consistency is key: If you feel better taking your synthroid (thyroxine) with food, then you can continue to do so. Just be consistent and always take it with food so you... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Likely: I agree with the other drs. Although we do not recommend diabetics cut out sugar altogether, we do recommend a well-balanced diet. If this diet consis... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
? Thoracic outlet: Syndrome can cause similar symptoms where the blood flow feels more prominent in the face and neck. Any kind of obstruction to the outflow of blood fr... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Also...: If you have any other concerns (small testicles, long legs, narrow shoulders, maybe some language/verbal issues)...And the fat is very obviously on yo... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Overall unwell: On top of feeling thirsty and urinating a lot, you may also feel very tired, and have blurry vision. Diabetes is easily diagnosed with simple bloodwo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Cure is transplant: Prevention of kidney problems includes good blood pressure and diabetes control, and acei. Unfortunately, once significant damage occurs, chronic kidn... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Rule out bad causes: I agree with dr norman. Must first rule out other potentially dangerous reasons why you are underweight, as solving the problem depends on knowing exa... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Unknown: The main difference is the type of sweetener they use. Both are artificial, and currently no clear evidence that one type is better or worse than the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Adjustments needed: If it is usually well controlled but now suddenly out of control- often it is due to an infection (ex. A wound/sore, bladder infection, pneumonia) or ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Lose weight: He has pre-diabetes; to slow progression to diabetes, change lifestyle to lose 7-10% of his weight. Reading and adopting the ada diabetic diet is not ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Basal or Adj insulin: Best time is when only your basal Insulin is on board, to reduce risk of lows. If that doesn't fit ur schedule, u may have to take a negative correcti... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Depends: Depends how high sugars are, but dietary changes are always helpful (stop regular sodas, juices, candy) and possibly medications.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Many possibilities: People often feel lightheaded when there's a sensation that your brain isn't getting blood fast enough- so if you don't have enough red blood cells (a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Preferably not: It's optimal to keep thyroid levels at a steady level, esp. If u have other med prob such as heart disease or mood disorder- so always try to plan ahe... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Law is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Law is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 5, 2012
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Thanks so much. My entire family has FM and no one is overweight, let alone obese. I am trying to see how much I will need to exercise and how austere my diet needs to be, in 3 month chunks and get my...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It scares me to think it is with me for life but In am grateful for your honesty.
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Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 2007MD

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