Dr. Joseph Wood
26 years experience male
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United States: Georgia, Maine
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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. Wood
A 48-year-old female asked:
Depends on lab range: Likely subclinical hypothyroidism: when TSH is above normal and FT4/FT3 or T3/T4 are normal. This condition is typically caused by immune damage (hashimotos thyroiditis) to the thyroid, evidenced by your elevated thyroid peroxidase ab test. This results in a 2-4% per year risk of becoming overtly hypothyroid and 33-55% lifetime risk. https://www.thyroid.org/hashimotos-thyroiditis Be well, Dr. W
A 49-year-old female asked:
Take hormone alone: Good afternoon, Vitamin supplements, some prescription medications and food can decrease absorption thyroid hormone absorption but 6 hrs as you describe should be fine. It’s recommended that thyroid hormone be taken by itself, with no food or other medications on an empty stomach. https://www.thyroid.org/thyroid-hormone-treatment/ Be well, Dr. Wood Best regards, be well. Dr. Wood
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Nov 5, 2018
Very Competent and has very good Medical Knowledge
Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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Education & Training
George Washington University Medical School, DC
Medical College of Georgia, United States
Tripler Army Medical Center