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Dr. Carol Cheney

Endocrinology
Reno, NV
46 years experience female

Locations

Office

Incline Village, NV

Address

PO Box 5779, Incline Village, NV
Directions

University Health Systems

Reno, NV

About

Specialties
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Endocrinology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

138 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not in US: Purchase of Prandin (repaglinide) in the us requires a doctor's prescription.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Symptoms recur: It is likely that if you stopped your medication the underlying hyperthyroidism that it was treating would recur.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Yes: Hyperthyroidism is often associated with hair loss, which is one of many symptoms of this condition.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not if controlled: If diabetes is well controlled, it should not diminish the effect of exercise in increasing strength and muscle mass. In order to evaluate whether Ins... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
None: If the dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects of thyroid hormone replacement. The body does not differentiate a normal amount of thyroi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Related : Untreated hypothyroidism, which can be caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis, can cause hair loss. This should improve once the thyroid hormone levels ha... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Sugar in urine: The darker the reaction on the diastix the more glucose is in the urine being tested.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Deit, exercise, meds: How best to lower your blood sugars will depend on the kind of diabetes you have. For everyone, diet and exercise are important. Beyond that, the ch... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Yes: There are two medications used to treat elevated prolactin levels (after a full medical evaluation has been done) - these are bromocryptine and caberg... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not directly: The result of an overdose of Humalog (insulin lispro) would be a low blood sugar; although Epinephrine would raise the blood sugar somewhat, the appro... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Depends on cause: The appropriate treatment of amenorrhea depends on the cause. One should see a physician trained to evaluate amenorrhea (gynecologist or endocrinolog... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Vitamin D supplement: Vitamin d deficiency is treated with supplemental vitamin d; you should discuss with your physician what is the most appropriate type and dose of vita... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Genetics: Male pattern baldness is an inherited trait, so one's genetic makeup determines both the timing and degree of baldness.
A female asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
No : Type i diabetes results from antibodies that destroy the cells that produce insulin; in type ii, these cells are still functioning, but the body does ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Generally not: As long as your uterus is otherwise normal, being small should not affect fertility.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Probably: It is likely that she would not conceive from having sex this soon after a period, but with irregular menses, her cycles are of different lengths (an... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
No: Hashimoto's disease is not associated with disturbances of acid/base balance.
A member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
May not be genetic: The type of ovarian cancer that runs in families is associated with specific genes (brac-1 and brac-2). If you do not carry either of those genes you... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Generally not: Spotting is relatively common in women taking spironolactone, and generally does not reflect an underlying problem, but it is best to check with your ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
No specific foods: There are no specific foods that will affect your production of growth hormone.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
No extra needed: There is no need for supplements such as tyrosine if hypothyroidism is treated appropriately with replacement thyroid hormone.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
No: The effects of Methimazole itself will not cause hypothyroidismt. It is true that if the underlying cause of the hyperthyroidism has been treated (suc... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not legally: Dihydrotestosterone is a controlled substance and cannot be purchased legally without a prescription.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not in US: Purchase of Cardura (doxazosin) in the us requires a doctor's prescription.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Enlarged thyroid: Goiter is a lay term for enlargement of the thyroid gland. Goiters can have normal function or can be under- or over-active; the term refers only to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
If hypothyroid: If the form of thyroiditis you have causes your thyroid to be under active, that could cause changes in your voice that would be expected to resolve w... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Yes: Bromocryptine can lower the prolactin level to normal to allow ovulation to resume and normal pregnancy to follow.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Try extended release: Patients who have side effects on metformin often find that they are less if they take the extended release form of the medication. Since this form i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
No: Beta blockers such as Tenormin (atenolol) do not directly cause diabetes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
3 rapid insulins: In the United States, there are 3 rapid acting insulins: NovoLog (comparable to novorapid in europe), humalog, and apidra (insulin glulisine).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Thyroid antibodies: The presence of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies signals the presences of autoimmune thyroid disease. This is often, but not always, associated wit... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Varies: How much a dose of Insulin with drop the blood sugar will depend on both the size of the dose of Insulin and the individual patient's sensitivity to i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Check hormone level: Before getting pregnant you should be sure that your thyroid hormone level is normal. If you are on thyroid hormone replacement, your dose requiremen... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Accurate for urine: Diastix are fairly accurate for telling how much glucose is in the urine; however, this is not always a good indicator of the current level of glucose... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Hormone deficiency: The elevation of luteinizing hormone itself does not cause symptoms, but it is likely elevated because of a deficiency of the "end organ hormone" (est... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Varies: How often to check your blood sugar depends on how you are using that information. If you are adjusting your Insulin based on blood sugars, you need ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not yet: Currently there are no glucose monitors that do not require blood samples except for the continuous monitors that some patients wear -- these are inse... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Thyroid antibodies: Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which antibodies are directed toward the thyroid. This often results in underactivity of the thyroid. Untreate... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Endocrinologist: You should seek out an endocrinologist. If you go to the website of the american association of clinical endocrinologists there is a "find an endocri... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Sugar in urine: The darker the reaction on the diastix the more glucose is in the urine being tested.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Probably not: The factors affecting hair growth are complex but there is no evidence that simple massage will cause increased hair growth.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Depends what taking: There are several stages in producing active vitamin d. The dietary form is converted into 25hydroxyvitamin d which is then converted in the kidney t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not the same: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a synthetic agent that acts like Progesterone but is not biochemically the same; if you have measurable Progesterone ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
HEALTHY DIET: Beyond eating a healthy diet, there are no specific dietary recommendations for persons with hypothyroidism.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Need to discuss: In general the dose of a medication is chosen for a specific reason. With tegretol, the level of the medication can be measured and the dose adjusted... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Excess insulin: Hypoglycemia in patients treated for diabetes results from excess Insulin - either because Insulin is administered or a medication causes inappropriat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not enough: Hypocalcemia can develop for several reasons and simple lack of calcium in the diet is not one. The first step is to find out why the calcium is low ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Yes: The most common forms of hypo- and hyperthyroidism are both caused by the effects of antibodies interacting with the thyroid gland. These conditions... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Atrophic vaginitis: The most common cause of this symptom would be what is called "atrophic vaginitis, " the thinning of the vaginal wall that can occur in the absence of... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Yes: The more knowledgeable one becomes about all the factors that affect the blood sugar, the more successful they are likely to be in keeping the blood s... Read More

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Aug 15, 2012
Excellent physician with trustworthy answers.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cheney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cheney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Drs keep telling me I need a sleep test. Thanks for reinforcing this in my mind. It's hard for me to remember everything.
HealthTap member
Thank you! I've heard to limit the intake of boccoli brussel sprouts fruit if you have under active thyroid. Is there any truth behind this?
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Actually I just wanted2 say that I read that unfermented Soy based foods shud b avoided due2 hi levels of Phytooestrogens. But msg costs $10

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

Fellow, American College of Physicians
Most Influential, Third Place, Reno, NV - Winter
2013
Top Endocrinologist, First Place, Nevada - Winter
2013
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