Dr. Joseph Wood
Dr. Joseph Wood
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Medical College of Georgia, United States
Endocrinology Walter Reed Army Medical Center
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I am not ovulating and have been diagnosed with pcos I’m looking to see if possibly prescribing me with something to make me ovulate is a possibility, my husband and I have been trying to conceive for 2 years? In brief: PCOS & InfertilityCONCEPTION FOR 2 OVULATION POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN DISEASE POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME POLYCYSTIC OVARIES TRYING TO CONCEIVE FEMALE HEALTH INFERTILITY PRECONCEPTION CARE
In the absence of other problems, pregnancy rates are very high with medical management of PCOS.
I read somewhere that regardless of what they eat normal people peak at 1 hour 120 Mg/dl and at 2 hours are below 100 mg/dl after they eat.how true is that? wouldnt everyone fall into the dibetic radar if reading are that tough? In brief: Not necessarily
Good day, A normal glucose/ fasting blood sugar is <100 mg/dL and 2 hours after a meal or oral glucose tolerance test normal is <140 mg/dL.
See below site for more details on diagnostic criteria: https://www.diabetes.org/a1c/diagnosis Be well Dr. WoodDIABETES MELLITUS PREDIABETES BLOOD SUGAR
What does it mean to have 91 for THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES, <1 for THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES, TSH 4.44, and T3, (liothyronine) TOTAL 72; no symptoms? In brief: Depends on lab rangeANTIBODY ASYMPTOMATIC LIOTHYRONINE T3 THYROGLOBULIN THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE TRIIODOTHYRONINE
Likely subclinical hypothyroidism: when TSH is above normal and FT4/FT3 or T3/T4 are normal.
Does eating beans such as black beans, kidney beans and chickpeas interfere with absorption of thyroid medication if eaten at least 6 hours after taking medication. I eat them for lunch and dinner multiple days a week as I don’t eat meat. ? In brief: Take hormone aloneDAY HYPOTHYROIDISM
Good afternoon, Vitamin supplements, some prescription medications and food can decrease absorption thyroid hormone absorption but 6 hrs as you describe should be fine.
I know you cant take iron, calcium, or fiber tablets for 3-4 hours after taking synthroid. But what about food with a high percentage of those? In brief: Take synthroid aloneIRON NUTRITION HYPOTHYROIDISM SYNTHROID
Good afternoon, As you correctly stated calcium, iron etc shouldn’t be taken with thyroid hormone replacement, including synthroid.
Are people with thyroid issues at higher risk of contracting COVID? In brief: Probably not
Hello, Patients with thyroid disorders are not thought to be at increased risk for getting COVID-19 or to have worse illness if they become ill from the virus.
Lots of good info at this site FYI: https://www.thyroid.org/covid-19/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/#hypothyroidismCOVID-19 CORONAVIRUS
Due to go to lab for A1c test . I am vulnerable. Dr not. In. Should I go to lab? 65 w lots of underlying issues. Have been self isolating for weeks In brief: Ask your DrHEMOGLOBIN A1C CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
Good Morning, I would recommend calling your Dr and asking them to be sure.