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Dr. Piers Blackett

Pediatric Endocrinology
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Pediatric Endocrinology

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High risk disease: There is an increased risk of severe events including collapse and death. An important life-sustaining function of the medications is to hold up the b... Read More
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No: The growth centers in the bones have fused so that no more growth is possible.
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Possible : Hair follicles which function to form hair are dependent on good nerve and blood supply and a healthy skin. Skin diseases, impaired blood and nerve su... Read More
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Widespread effects: These are a group of recessively inherited metabolic storage disorders caused by defective breakdown of long chains of sugar-like carbohydrates called... Read More
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Stay the same: 19 is a good BMI to have. Maintain it with a healthy lifestyle without attempts to put on weight in the form of fat. Eat a balanced diet matched to yo... Read More
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Age 18: Growth stops during adolescence when hormones normally cause fusion of the bone's growing centers. Growth after age 18 is rare or minimal in some case... Read More
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Unlikely: Protein losses can result from intestinal disease such as celiac disease and result in edema consisting of swelling around the eyes. Kidney diseases c... Read More
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Similar to free T4: Both T4 and t3 (liothyronine) circulate in bound and free forms after formation in the thyroid (t4) and peripheral (t3 (liothyronine)) cells. The free... Read More
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Variant of normal: Small children have small wrists, but if they appear frail it is possible that the maturation is delayed. This can be determined by an x-ray of the wr... Read More
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Borderline: The blood sugar levels are in the impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or borderline range. Since the situation can progress to diabetes further testing b... Read More
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Fiber and hydration: Just over 2 lb per month weight loss is good but set reasonable target weights below 95th percentile but above your height percentile. Ensure adequate... Read More
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No: The lung should grow and not be susceptible to collapse due to pneumothorax, meaning that underlying lung disease or trauma should be considered.
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Use GI apps: A good 1 year goal is to reduce your BMI from 27 to less than 25 to be in the normal range. Diet and regular exercise are essential for weight managem... Read More
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Usually transient: The rise in alkphos is often a transient response to an infection. Much more rarely it can be associated with congenital or acquired bone diseases. If... Read More
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Unlikely stress: Your thyroid profile needs to be tracked by an endocrinologist because your ant-TPO titer appears too high (should be
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Unrealistic: Weight management is a long-term endeavor done best with guidance by a registered dietitian. She needs to set realistic goals in terms of her BMI, whi... Read More
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Ovarian androgens: Generally used as a test for an ovarian source of androgens causing hirsutism (hairiness) or deepening of the voice and can be associated with obesity... Read More
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Tall: Variable but generally tall meaning about 6 foot but this will depend on the degree of pubertal development and need for testosterone replacement .
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No: Human growth hormone is only available as a purified product mixed in solution for injection under the skin. Its structure and properties are differen... Read More
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No: Height is dependent on bone growth and structure which is determined during adolescent growth.
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Ignore: The pituitary releases growth hormone during exercise but it is not known to increase height.
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Diagnose the problem: You need a doctor to diagnose the cause of low vitamin D and Hb. Nutritional deficiencies are possible but intestinal malabsorption or losses need to... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Blackett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Blackett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! Maybe coincidence, growth spurt and collapsed lung same time
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! But can you tell me why free T3 is less meaningful ? Many thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Need to study the grams of sugar in apples, etc.
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