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Dr. Samer Nakhle

Endocrinology
Las Vegas, NV
31 years experience male

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Endocrinology

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
31 years experience
Low free T4: If a patient is not currently on certain types of thyroid medication, it means low thyroid function. You would need more labwork done to confirm the d... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
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Fine needle aspirati: Every nodule above 1cm needs to be biopsied (which is called a fine needle aspiration) because it carries a five percent risk of being cancer. The asp... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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High calcium: Hypersecretion of parathyroid hormone causes elevation of blood calcium and that will cause elevation of urine calcium which may lead to kidney stones... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
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SIADH: Plasma osmolarity will decrease, urine osmolarity will increase, and urine volume will decrease.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
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Exercising: Fast walking after high carbohydrate meals will lower your blood sugar. Typically a 40 minute walk done after the meal.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
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No: There are no studies that show smoking or drinking cause hair loss.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Synthroid (thyroxine) medication: It will take about two weeks after starting medication to start feeling any difference. Around four weeks, the medication will reach its final level. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
31 years experience
Yes: It's ok to take any medication while on synthroid (thyroxine) as long as you at a different time. Synthroid (thyroxine) should always be taken on an e... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
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No: Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach at least thirty minutes before food or medication intake. Many antibiotics should be take wi... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
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Diabetic neuropathy : By having your blood sugars in control and a1c at goal will help with diabetic neuropathy. Medications that are available by prescription are Lyrica (... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Some: Some type of physical activity for thirty minutes a day.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
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31 years experience
No: No, thyroid disorder would not cause a pulse this high. She should be seen by a doctor.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
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TSH vs free T4: Tsh is secreted by the pituarity gland to order the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones (t3 (liothyronine) and t4). Doctors order these two blood tes... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
31 years experience
Bananas ; pregnancy: Bananas are fine to eat in patients with gestational diabetes as long as you are counting the carbohydrate component in your diet.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
31 years experience
There: There are camps usually in summer or spring break that are focused just on children with diabetes.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
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Empty slower: Victoza (liraglutide) slows your gastric emptying and gives you early satiety feeling.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
31 years experience
A few days: Androderm (testosterone) usually takes a few days for a patient to feel the benefit if the medication is getting absorbed.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
31 years experience
Soda: Soda does not interact with victoza, (liraglutide) but if you drink regular soda you need to account for calories and carbohydrates.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
31 years experience
Before blood draw: You can take metformin before your a1c labwork is done. Make sure to know the other lab tests being ordered since some tests need to be done in the fa... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nakhle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nakhle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so very much
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Damscus
Graduated 1991MD
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