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Dr. Robert Dons

Endocrinology
Foreman, AR
47 years experience

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Endocrinology

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23 Answers
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Bad eating: No one can answer this without knowing what 'bad eating' is.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Post partum hormone: Normally, a variety of hormonal changes occur post partum. Only in endocrine disease do these hormones need to be 'rebalanced'. The most important hor... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
HRT for life: Yes and you might actually live longer as shown in large studies.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Darkening of skin: Yes virginia sun exposure in southery climes can darken and dry out skin. A major endocrine problem affecting the skin and hair is adrenal insufficien... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Hair on face: Safest and most effective is plucking and shaving. It will not cause more hair to grow in spite of rumors to the contrary. Other methods are variably ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: Best surgical approach is sympathectomy by skilled neurosurgeon.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Naturally increase T: Best way to increase the bioavailable testosterone is to reduce abdominal fat which results in less conversion of t to estrogen. No dietary supplement... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Nutrient deficiency: Many signs of nutrient deficiencies occur. Depends on the nutrient. Protein malnutrition results in kwashiorkor; hypoglycemia can result from inadequ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Mononeuropathy: Possibly but unlikely. Neuropathy particularly affecting isolated nerves usually is associated with more severe long standing diabetes and may not be ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Hyperthyroidism risk: Female gender increases risk several fold; having a recent major stressful event also increases risk. These include childbirth, surgery and major emot... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Weight gain and OCP: Birth control prills contain estrogen and progesterone-like chemicals. Estrogen does not cause weight gain but progesterone-like medication does. The ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Abnormal blood sugar: Hyper=high hypo=low glycemia=sugar in blood or bs low bs is <62mg/dl; high bs depends on pre- or post-meal status. High pre meal bs is >110mg/dl or >... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
CAH symptoms: In females, it depends on whether it's classical or not. In classicals there is more severe early onset salt wasting and genital ambiguity. Much more... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
2ndary infertility: Yes, but usually with special assistance and/or resolution of the central or hypothalamic-pituitary problem triggering the amenorhea. For example, exc... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Hypothyroidism: Get both the free T4 and TSH checked. Both of these hormone levels need to be right for you . An associated pituitary problem, not your thyroid, can c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Carbs & T2DM: Limiting complex carb intake when you are able to exercise as a diabetic is totally wrong! you may need 90-120 gms of carbs if you are working out hea... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Normal blood sugar: Normal for non diabetic: 62-94 fasting; < 126 after meals normal for diabetic on medicine: 100-180 if pregnant:: 50-120. Units are mg/dl see my boo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Autoimmune thyroid: Negative or less than detectable threshold. Repeat testing may be necessary to confirm negative or positive results.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
New onset diabetes: Fatigue is probably the most common followed by the 'polys' -polyuria -excessive urination; polydipsia-excessive thirst; polyphagia-excessive hunger. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Adequate Vit D: A study showed that even 3h/d x 5d/wk for 3 months of sun exposure [face and arms] failed to get the 25 (oh)d level above 30ng/ml in more than 50% of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Wound healing: Healing of even minor injuries is a complex process involving clotting factors, white cells, vitamin c, presence or absence of infectious agents, and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Estrogen therapy: Topical Estrogens are a popular 'alternative' method of postmenopausal therapy for everyting from skin and vaginal dryness to vasomotor 'hot flashes' ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dons
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Sugar symptoms: Usually dizziness occurs with a low sugar. A high sugar can cause dizziness if person becomes dehydrated and has a low bp. 'reactive' hypoglycemia can... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life, Thank You! Thank doctor
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1975MD
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