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Dr. John Landi
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Does gaining weight have anything to do with my menopause?

Does gaining weight have anything to do with my menopause?

Maybe in some cases: I am upset by the number of radio adds for supplements claiming that the changes at menopause cause weight gain and are hormonally driven. Yes, there are changes that are related to a redistribution of fat in a "male pattern" fashion, but this does not have to be disconcerting. A balanced diet and regular exercise will ameliorate these changes and effect on self-image. Exercise can also help! ...Read more

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I feel like I get anxious over everything any more , does that have anything to do with my hypothyroidism or is it just how I am ?

I feel like I get anxious over everything any more , does that have anything to do with my hypothyroidism or is it just how I am ?

Anxiety and: thyroid issues can easily be related. Sounds like you are being followed by your doc for thyroid. Add some visits to a mental health professional for your anxiety. Don;t use anti-anxiety medicine alone but seek out someone who does therapy, especially cognitive therapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Some reason i just have zero motivation to lose weight. Does my depression and anxiety have anything to do with this?

That is quite: Posibly a contributing cause. Increased appetite & weight gain can occur with atypical depression. Eating can also be a form of self -soothing for some people who are anxious or depression. It is not uncommon to have low motivation levels with depression. Take care. ...Read more

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Does having too much yeast in your body have anything to do with being exhausted? I heard it on dr oz

Does having too much yeast in your body have anything to do with being exhausted? I heard it on dr oz

Yes, possible cause: Yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics & hormones, can directly & indirectly cause fatigue.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics & antifungal drugs or herbs.See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html & http://bodyecology.Com/articles /yeast_infections.Php#.Uwkzjhlrbl9 & comment:. ...Read more

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Can you have pcos without being over weight? My doctor said it sounds like i might have pcos but he counts it because of my weight and no facial hair

Can you have pcos without being over weight? My doctor said it sounds like i might have pcos but he counts it because of my weight and no facial hair

Yes: There are other issues that are a form of pcos--considered chronic estrogenic anovulations--that do not have the same exact characteristics, but similar results. These will need similar tests and evaluations for, and treatments are similar. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism and i never have a appetite and when I do I can never eat all of my food... Help what can I do , i keep losing weight ?

I have hyperthyroidism and i never have a appetite and when I do I can never eat all of my food... Help what can I do , i keep losing weight
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Treatment?: If you have an overactive thyroid, it needs to be treated to get your thyroid level back into the normal range. The treatment depends on the cause. You will continue to lose weight if the thyroid levels remain high. ...Read more

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I have Hyperthyroidism and I've been getting more acne then before. Does my thyroid have something to do with this problem?

I have Hyperthyroidism and I've been getting more acne then before. Does my thyroid have something to do with this problem?

Probably 2 issues: B"sd There are some reports of oily skin and acne - but nothing specific on my literature search. This is probalbly occurence of a very common with a not so uncommon condition and both have their own specific causes and remedies. As an endo would check hormone status relating to the acne and the thryoid and make recommendations as appropriate for both. Happy to discuss. ...Read more

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I have been under a lot of stress lately and it has caused me to lose my appetite. I have no desire to eat at all. How can I get my appetite back?

I have been under a lot of stress lately and it has caused me to lose my appetite. I have no desire to eat at all. How can I get my appetite back?

Get your stress: Under better control. Is there something you are stressed about in particular? If yes, would face the issue head on. In the meantime have a healthy lifestyle. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy or meditation. ...Read more

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I have been told I have pcos based on the excess hair/body weight. I do have regular periods, also no issues with my hgh1c. Could it be something else?

I have been told I have pcos based on the excess hair/body weight. I do have regular periods, also no issues with my hgh1c. Could it be something else?

Sure: If your regular periods truly indicate that you're ovulating regularly, then i would evaluate the number of calories a day that you're consuming. Also excessive hair growth may be a genetic issue from the family. ...Read more

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Despite exercising I have a bulgy tummy. What should I do to maintain it. I have even controlled my diet. Any medication that can help it decrease?

Despite exercising I have a bulgy tummy. What should I do to maintain it. I have even controlled my diet. Any medication that can help it decrease?

Sorry, but...: Once you've ruled out abdominal wall hernia, the only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted abdominal tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Lose 1 pound of fat for every 3500 calories you drop or exercise off, but you can't pick where--sorry. Abdominal exercise will improve tone of existing muscles. ...Read more

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I have pcos and I am so tired of the unwanted. What can I do to at the very minimum control it if not eliminate it? I have pcos and I have been gaining weight for the last 2 years. I don't know what to do with my unwanted hair. It grows in may places wher

I have pcos and I am so tired of the unwanted. What can I do to at the very minimum control it if not eliminate it? I have pcos and I have been gaining weight for the last 2 years. I don't know what to do with my unwanted hair. It grows in may places wher

Polycystic : Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) is a label given to individuals that have any two of the following three things: irregular menstrual cycles, symptoms of excessive male hormones, and an ultrasound showing multiple small cysts in the ovaries. There are many reasons why a person might develop these signs and symptoms. These reasons can lead to excess hair growth and accellerated weight gain. There is a "vicious cycle" that develops where increasing weight leads to increased free male hormone in the body which leads to excess male hormone growth and accellerated weight gain. The goal of treatment is to turn this cycle back the other way. The mainstay of treatment is to decrease available male hormone, block the action of male hormone, and achieve weight loss. The first two can be achieved with a birth control pill either alone or in combination with other medications that limit the action of male hormone on the hair follicles. The birth control pill reduces circulating levels of male hormone. Once this is achieved for about 6 months, then the hair follicles that grow the dark hair have to be destroyed with either electrolysis or lazar treatments. The weight reduction is more challenging. I have seen the best success with an organized weight reduction program like jenny craig or medifast combined with a membership at a gym with either a professional trainer or at least regular attendance at a class. If this approach is followed, you can usually deal with you main concerns. If pregancy is what you desire, a different approach entirely is needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gained 45 pounds in one year. I have very low energy and I do not want to do anything. can this be something serious?

What to do if I have gained 45 pounds in one year. I have very low energy and I do not want to do anything. can this be something serious?

Cannot tell you the : cause of these symptoms with the available info. Have you felt depressed? Medical evaluation may help to answer that question. ...Read more

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Recently lost libido, it's very hard on my hubby, what can I do to fix or help that? I really want to do that with him but have no drive.

What has changed?: Loss of libido can be the result of many factors. You say that the change is recent, so a first step is looking at what was happening in your life at this time. Then you can get a better idea of the possible cause and how to deal with it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have squint in my right eye. Because of it, what to do if I have lost all confidence in me. How can I gain confidence?

What to do if I have squint in my right eye. Because of it, what to do if I have lost all confidence in me. How can I gain confidence?

Squint or strabismus: The term squint is another word for strabismus or "crossed-eye." Many people with this condition can lose self esteem and may prefer not to make eye contact with people for the fear of their problem being recognized. Many forms of strabismus can be corrected by eyeglasses or, if need be, surgery. A patient with this problem should see an eye muscle specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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