Dr. William Haynes

Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
Iowa City, IA
39 years experience male

Locations

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa City, IA

Address

Department of Internal Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Wellmark Inc

Medicare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Coventry Health Care

UnitedHealth Group

Medicaid

Aetna

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Humana

United healthcare

Office

Iowa City, IA

About

Bio

My practices focuses on treatment of hyperlipidemia (cholesterol and triglycerides), hypertension, obesity and metabolic syndrome. I am accredited as a hypertension specialist by the American Society of Hypertension and am a Fellow of both the American Heart Association and Obesity Society. I do research on novel treatments for atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

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Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

Cardiology

Endocrinology

Doctor Q&A

206 Answers
227 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Damages Arteries: High blood pressure damages arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. This leads over many years to gradual blockage of arteries and eventually to heart a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Calculate BMI: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared (in metric units). Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is generally rega... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Many things: Consistent elevated blood pressures above 140 or 90 mmhg can lead to blood vessel damage, atherosclerosis and blockages. Over time, high blood pressur... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Balanced diet: Weight loss (if overweight) will often lower cholesterol by up to 20% and triglycerides by up to 50%. Avoiding saturated fat (includes any fat from an... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Alternatives: Don't change the dose, higher strengths don't work any better and may be dangerous. If overweight, a low calorie and low carb diet may help, as will r... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
More than 140/90: If the upper number is 140 or higher, or the lower number is 90 or higher, then hypertension would be diagnosed. The cause and treatment then needs ev... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
What is non-HDL?: Ldl is completely inaccurate (no matter how measured) when triglycerides are above 400 - and less accurate even when tg is above 200. The reason is th... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
To: To lower blood pressure, replace regular (sodium) salt with potassium (losalt) & spice/citrus blends (mrs dash).
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Also low carb: If the triglyceride levels do not respond to a vegetarian weight loss diet as recommended by the other answer, then you may need to rigorously reduce ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Fruit contains sugar: Unfortunately, although fruit has plenty of benefits, it also contains a fair amount of sugar. A diet that is low in calories (if overweight) and refi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Lifestyle change: Triglycerides are very sensitive to three things in diet: weight, carbohydrate intake, and alcohol intake. If carbs and alcohol are cut dramatically, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Saturated fat: The cholesterol continent of food has very little impact on blood bad cholesterol. In fact reducing the amount of cholesterol in diet may decrease goo... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Anti-Perspirant: Certain dri is a very effective anti-perspirant. When applied before going to bed it will very effectively control sweating for 24 hours.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Sorry there are none: Good and bad cholesterol are terms for cholesterol-containing packages that are transported around the body. The good and bad come from specific attac... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Coenzyme: Coenzyme q10 can help reduce the nagging muscle aches that some people get with statins like lipitor (atorvastatin).
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Don't: Don't take estrogen if you have high triglycerides. It can raise them to very dangerous levels.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Low salt: Diet has an impact on hypertension, but mainly through its effect on body weight and sodium. Weight loss through calorie restriction in an overweight ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Acute Pancreatitis: Most evidence suggests that triglycerides above 500 can increase the risk of acute pancreatitis. If levels are this high they need treatment. If the l... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Not dangerous : A low triglyceride level is excellent. It indicates that you most likely have good Insulin sensitivity and are at low risk of diabetes. Nothing to wor... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Don't starve: Starving yourself is not the way to lose weight. It is dangerous because you will not be getting all the minerals and vitamins you need, which can lea... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Almost normal: Nothing to worry about right now. Normal upper limit is 150 and i don't normally worry unless they are above 300. Given they are borderline, you may w... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Not dangerous : A low triglyceride level is excellent. It indicates that you most likely have good Insulin sensitivity and are at low risk of diabetes. Nothing to wor... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Pain or breathing: A new heart problem will usually cause chest discomfort or pain, or decreased exercise tolerance. So a patient may feel extra tired on trying to walk,... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Fasting lipids: You should fast for at least 8 hours and then have blood drawn for total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL (good) cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
No: Being overweight is clearly the biggest risk factor for type 2 diabetes. However, lack of exercise, genetics, age and some medications (antipsychotics... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
A few: There are a few drugs that can help with weight loss, if diet and exercise have failed. In order of increasing efficacy: 1. Glucophade (metformin) 2... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Fasting glucose: The best test is a fasting glucose test. You must fast for at least 8 hours for this to be valid. If this is above 125 on two occasions then the diagn... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Prescription: Prescription (lovaza) or otc fish oil containing 3600 mg epa+dha will lower triglycerides 40-60%.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
The: The antidepressants wellbutrin & Effexor (venlafaxine) increase bp. If you're hypertensive, ask for alternatives.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Get it checked: Blocked coronary arteries can cause various types of chest pain. Normally this is aching or tight in nature, situated in the central chest, sometimes ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Not dangerous : A low triglyceride level is excellent. It indicates that you most likely have good Insulin sensitivity and are at low risk of diabetes. Nothing to wor... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Be very careful: I have not persoanlly recommended it but I have patients who have decided to take it themselves. There are some published papers from india, but thes... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
May take time: If you have stopped the Prednisone the blood glucose readings should improve. It may take a few weeks. You may need to be extra vigilant with your die... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Probably OK: The normal range for fasting blood sugar is anything from 70 to 99. From 100 to 125 indicates prediabetes. A value of 98 is at the high end of normal.... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Overweight?: This sounds like metabolic syndrome, which is often associated with overweight and Insulin resistance. This has genetic components which can make even... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Treat don't beat!: Sustained high blood pressure is dangerous for the patient. It can cause heart attacks, strokes, and erection problems. If BP is above 140 systolic or... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Heart rate too high: A heart rate of 146 is way too high. If this is the true heart rate then any patient would need urgent evaluation. My only caveat is that sometimes BP... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
What medicine?: Both anxiety and some medicines for anxiety can cause weight gain. The latter include Risperidone and other atypical antipsychotics. And some other me... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
MSG Increases BP: There are data suggesting that monosodium glutamate increases blood pressure by 2-6 mmhg. This is similar to the effect of table salt. I would advise ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Get physician advice: Low salt diet, weight loss and aerobic exercise all help hypertension. Most people also need drug therapy. The choice of drug(s) depends on patient ch... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Ask Ob/Gyn: Many ob/gyn recommend continuing metformin through pregnancy but it all depends on individual characteristics. It does appear that metformin is safe i... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Avoid sleeping pills: We do not normally measure adrenaline. If symptoms are of anxiety (fear, panic, tremor, sweating, fast heart, etc) and insomnia then there are lots of... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Could be dangerous: If type 1 diabetes is not diagnosed severe dehydration and acid build up occurs that could lead to death. Type 2 diabetes does not lead to such severe... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Overweight?: Your mom's diagnoses often go together with overweight, which can cause each of them. I would recommend a calorie restricted diet, with particular att... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Not likely: Anxiety and pvcs would be worsened by taking extra thyroid hormone. Also, a clinical trial some years ago showed that giving thyroxine to people with ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Genes and lifestyle: Angina comes from atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. This is caused by risk factors (age, gender, cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking, diabete... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
It may take longer: I assume that a DEXA scan has been done. It takes a while for bones to respond to treatment. Might be worth checking vitamin d metabolites and testost... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Yes but why 2 weeks?: Replacing saturated (animal) fat with unsaturated (vegetable) fat, plus a plant stanol margarine (like benechol), plus metamucil, plus soy products, p... Read More
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May 11, 2013
Dr. Haynes's public service is commendable
Apr 20, 2013
Accurate and timely responses.
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May 9, 2013
Dr. Haynes has been very helpful in helping me lose weight, and improve my fatty liver disease. It is hard to find a doctor who is willing to work with people with weight problems and I recommend him ...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have been using Stevia for six years since learning about it at the Cancer treatment centers of America's dietary department. Absolutely no side effects and it sure beat...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Extremely thankful on your guidance. Brought me out of the assumption of blaming the medication. Will approach the right doc asap.thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much for your time. I will be looking into an exercise routine based on your response. Thank you so much and God bless you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, England
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Edinburgh Medical School, Scotland
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Fac med & den univ sheffield medical school
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

Residency

Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK

Residency

Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK

Residency

Hope Hospital, Salford, UK

Awards

Austin Doyle Young Investigator Prize, International Society of Hypertension
Special Recognition Award in Arteriosclerosis, American Heart Association
Merck Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association

Affiliations

FTOS (Fellow of The Obesity Society)
FAHA (Fellow of the American Heart Association)
Member, American Society of Clinical Investigation
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