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Doctor insights on: Diet Plans For Meso Endo Body Types

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I have done the whole body thyroid check up scan twice. This time, my new endo, is making me do the low iodine diet. Why? It's not RAI treatment

I have done the whole body thyroid check up scan twice. This time, my new endo, is making me do the low iodine diet. Why? It's not RAI treatment

See below: The low iodine diet improves the detection of thyroid cancer, including any cancer that has spread to another part of the body. Thyroid tissue picks up iodine to use it to form thyroxine. A low iodine diet makes the thyroid tissue "hungrier" and improves the uptake of radioactive iodine. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What exactly is the endo diet and what can I eat?

What exactly is the endo diet and what can I eat?

Endo diet?: Don't know what you mean by endo diet. Are your referring to endometriosis or endocrinology, or what? Haven't ever hear of it, but you should ask the doctor who told you about it. ...Read more

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Would change in diet/exercise affect possible blood tests at my endo appt? Should I wait until after the appt to stray from my usual patterns?

Would change in diet/exercise affect possible blood tests at my endo appt? Should I wait until after the appt to stray from my usual patterns?

Probably no: Diet and exercise are life style changes and take time to change blood levels. We all hope to see immediate changes but generally it takes about 3 months to 1 year because people have different levels of compliance, education on how to make changes and what works for them. Get your lab work, establish your baseline and continue to do the lifestyle changes. Every 1% improvement is exponential. ...Read more

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My daughter is 36, retarded and morbidly obese and has been her whole life and I'm sure that 90% of this is not due to diet. How can an endo help her?

Endocrinologist : Endocrinologist are specialist who take care of your organs which make hormones, needed for normal growth . Definitely they would help in your case. ...Read more

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Fat in diet provokes ruq pain, nausea. Us, hida norm 95%ef. Endo biopsy found gerd. Now on ppi for this. Continue to lose wt. Can GERD cause ruq pain?

Fat in diet provokes ruq pain, nausea. Us, hida norm 95%ef. Endo biopsy found gerd. Now on ppi for this. Continue to lose wt. Can GERD cause ruq pain?

Not usually : Ruq pain after fatty meals suggest gallbladder or biliary disease. Small amounts of sludge within the gallbladder may not be seen on us or hida. Ct or MRI would be helpful to complete gallbladder workup, and move on to other differential diagnosis including sphincter of oddi dysfunction. ...Read more

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I've seen endo and cardio. Episodes last 1h, then i return to normal, q 2-4w. What part of my body is the source of the problem? See my symptoms list

I've seen endo and cardio. Episodes last 1h, then i return to normal, q 2-4w. What part of my body is the source of the problem? See my symptoms list

LoSugr,LoBP,Seizure: In the absence of better history and exam, the following possibilities come to mind. Episodes of low blood sugar especially in a diabetic, episodes of low blood pressure or seizures which uncommonly last this long ( 1 hour). ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are some inner body parts that start with endo- and around the neck area?

I'm curious as to what are some inner body parts that start with endo- and around the neck area?

Endocrine gland : There are 2 endocrine gland in the neck called thyroid gland and parathyroid gland. They have distinct functions. ...Read more

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Daughter tested by PC md for hypothroid but tests are ~ normal, md does not refer to endo. Family history , she has all symptoms-plan needs referral?

Daughter tested by PC md for hypothroid but  tests are ~ normal, md does not refer to endo. Family history , she has all symptoms-plan needs referral?

Diet and exercise?: If thyroid tests are normal, then the patient (your daughter) doesn't have hypothyroid, so no referral to endo is needed, even with family history and symptoms. You daughter should ask her pc md what to do next. A healthy diet and daily exercise may cure her. The key is communication between the patient and her doctor. ...Read more

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How long do I have to take pill after endo and ovarian cyst removal? My doc said until pregnant, but no plan to have kids. When is best time to stop?

How long do I have to take pill after endo and ovarian cyst removal? My doc said until pregnant, but no plan to have kids. When is best time to stop?

4-6 months: It is a treatment that you may want to continue to both suppress future ovarian cysts and endometriosis, not only birth control. Usually 4-6 months continuously low estrogen and progesterone. If you have high blood pressure or develop it or smoke, you will need closer monitoring. Always best to stop smoking if you do. No assumptions made, though. ...Read more

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Is body somatotype(ecto meso Endo)genetic or can be influence by environment,I mean bone structure not muscle,hope a orthopedist answer thanks?

Is body somatotype(ecto meso Endo)genetic or can be influence by environment,I mean bone structure not muscle,hope a orthopedist answer thanks?

Hereditary : I see all frames of all ages. They can be thin and find it hard to lose weight, obese easy to gain, muscular with thick muscles and not workout at all. Under that there is their inherent skeletal structure that can be short and wide or tall and narrow. This can not be molded or shaped. If it were possible, then it would have to be altered at about age 5-10 y . ...Read more

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I am waiting to see "endo" because my testosterone was at 280. What type of treatment can I expect being a 30 yr old male?

I am waiting to see "endo" because my testosterone was at 280. What type of treatment can I expect being a 30 yr old male?

LH and FSH: These hormone levels may help distinguish between testicular failure vs hypothalamic/pituitary cause. The distinction is important because treatment may be different. ...Read more

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When must I call an endo doctor if my child has type 1 diabetes?

When must I call an endo doctor if my child has type 1 diabetes?

ASAP: The management of type 1 diabetes is complex and requires a team - patient, family, pediatrician, pedi endo, nutritionist , diabetes educator. Keeping things in check will prevent complications. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would be most knowledgeable in balancing hormones? Endo? Obgyn?

What type of doctor would be most knowledgeable in balancing hormones? Endo? Obgyn?

Which hormones?: Obgyn work with estrogen & progestogens quite a bit. Endocrinologists specialize in all hormones. Family docs are also trained to deal with most common hormone issues such as hypothyroidism, diabetes, menopause, hypogonadism, etc. Your insurance company might ask you to go see your family doc first who can then treat & refer as deemed appropriate. ...Read more

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I have type 2 autoimmune polyglandular syndrome schmidt's syndrome and I need to find a doctor who knows how to treat this. Not just any other endo?

I have type 2 autoimmune polyglandular syndrome schmidt's syndrome and I need to find a doctor who knows how to treat this. Not just any other endo?

"any" Endo should do: A board certified endocrinologist should be able to treat someone with schmidts just as well as they could treat someone with its individual components. ...Read more

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