Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Add to your Care-Team
I specialize in
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
I have been in practice
I am licensed to see patients from
I'm known for
My answers and insights have
Saved 1 life
Helped 354,224 people
Received 459 doctor agrees
Received 205 thanks
Here are kind words from others
Dr. Kaplowitz merits my greatest respect and admiration. His advice is sound, and he is not swayed but treatments that do not have good scientific evidence. I am so lucky that he is on Healthtap, and is so supportive of his peers and shares his wisdom so generously with us all.
My Virtual Practice Hours (Local Time)
8:00pm - 9:30pm
8:00pm - 9:30pm
I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz male
I've won the following awards
Top Pediatric Endocrinologist, National
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz male
Is it possible that high dhea levels be causing me to retain water and gain weight? In brief: Probably notACNE WEIGHT GAIN DHEA BODY HAIR IRREGULAR PERIODS HORMONE PIMPLES IRREGULAR MENSTRUATION PIMPLESSee 1 more answer
DHEA is not a very reliable test by itself as the DHEA-S is more accurate for adrenal androgen assessment but without knowing what other symptoms you had which made your doctor order it it is hard to know what is going on.
Can tapering Lexapro cause constipation I'm down to .8ml. Or is it my TSH of 4.38? All other thyroid #'s within range. In brief: Not the thyroid
A TSH of 4.38 with a normal total or free T4 would not cause constipation and I doubt tapering your Lexapro would have such an effect eitherCONSTIPATION CONSTIPATION LEXAPRO THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE
Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....? In brief: Truly oddACROMEGALY CALCIUM CHIROPRACTORS CYMBALTA DIZZINESS ESTROGEN HEIGHT HYPOTHYROIDISM IUI LEG TINGLING MRI NERVE NEUROLOGY PUBERTY REGULAR PERIODS SUPPLEMENTS TEEN THYROXINE TINGLING HYPOTHYROIDISM (ADULT) SPINNING SENSATION VITAMIN D DECOMPRESSION SPINE MANIPULATION GOOD POSTURE HUNCHED OR STOOPED POSTURE ADOLESCENT FEMALE HEALTH MRI OF BRAIN AND PITUITARY WITH CONTRAST YOUNG HEALTH OLD HEALTHSee 9 more answers
As a pediatric endocrinologist I know that growth plates fuse in late puberty and I often tell such patients that they are done growing and that no medical treatment will change that.
What is the best growth hormone for health? In brief: GH not a solutionGROWTH HORMONE HORMONESee 1 more answer
It is very rare for a 50 year old to not produce an adequate amount of growth hormone unless there is a history of pituitary disease or surgery or radiation in the area near the pituitary.
How many months/years will my daughter wait till she gets her period? What is the estimation? She has all of the signs but has no period. In brief: 2-3 yrs after breastMENSTRUAL PERIOD FEMALE HEALTHSee 1 more answer
In most cases it takes 2-3 years after starting breast development for a girl to start her periods so if it is 3 years or less you can wait.
Please help. I'm urinating a lot every two minutes!! I drank a lot of water yesterday and some today but my bladder keeps filling. Diabetes? Scared In brief: Probably notdiabetes
If you are urinating that often there may be something irritating your bladder but if you are also very thirsty and drinking more than usual you should be checked for diabetes.
It can start with a test to see if there is glucose in the urine and if there is, a blood glucose and a hemoglobin A1c need to be checkedBLADDER DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2 DIABETES MICTURITION POLYURIA URINATION URINE
Have thyroglobulin very high score and thyroperoxidase very high score but normal thyroid function score. High pulse, fatigued, bouts of diarrhea? In brief: No need to treatDIARRHEA LOOSE STOOLS RAPID HEART RATE THYROGLOBULIN
If the thyroid hormone and TSH are normal you can be sure that your symptoms are not thyroid-related.
Is it possible for puberty to stall? My almost 18yo son's voice stopped lowering and facial hair stopped developing yet both not fully developed. In brief: Possible but rareFACIAL HAIR FEMALE HEALTH PUBERTY SONSee 1 more answer
Once puberty starts it rarely stalls.
Why do some women struggle with unwanted facial hair? In brief: ? Androgen excessFACIALS FEMALE HEALTH