Doctor Q&A for Dr. Jesse Krakauer

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Possibly not: B"sd T4 14 suggests to me a total T4 was done. This test is affected by hormone binding and therefore high levels may in fact correspond to normal fr... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Guess no different: B"sd Metformin has little effect on food related rise in blood sugar. It has many and still not well known actions. A main one is to decrease overpr... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Check thyroid first: B"sd If being on a med for "low TSH" means treatment with an antithyroid drug for hyperthyroidism, then the first concern is your thyroid status as t... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Stop & reassess: B"sd unusual for low dose propranolol - need to clarify the indication for the propranolol - most cases don't need it. Would be glad to discuss full ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
YES - take him to ER: B"sd very much so. A testicle can become twisted and if not treated promptly could be permanently damaged or destroyed. Especially if something new t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Stable - normal: B"sd the tsh - thyroid stimulating hormone - comes from the pituitary gland and regulates thyroid hormone production. Your values are splendid - Idea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Thyroid not an issue: B"sd appropriately treated hypothyroidism - means normal thyroid status - so cautions with meds are not related.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Alternative medicine: B"sd Is your dr a herbalist? "Vitex agnus-castus, also called vitex, chaste tree ... long believed to be an anaphrodisiac but its effectiveness remain... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Check it out: B"sd Sounds worriesome. Does blood pressure go down or have you fainted? Most likely HR is going up because blood pressure falls too much when you s... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Probably too risky: B"sd weight gain is a complex thing: with cymbalta (duloxetine) "patients had a small weight loss early in treatment, returned to baseline weight in s... Read More
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