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Is insulin shot or pill better way to treat diabetes in pregnancy?

Is insulin shot or pill better way to treat diabetes in pregnancy?

Either: It depends on the severity of your diabetes. The whole goal is to lower blood sugar to an acceptable range. Use option that will bring you there and maintain you there until after delivery. Your doctor should know which one to use on you. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Can a pcos pregnant woman make these test LP-IR Score, HOMA-IR,C-Peptide to detect if pcos is due to insulin resistance?

Can a pcos pregnant woman make these test  LP-IR Score, HOMA-IR,C-Peptide to detect if pcos is due to insulin resistance?

Yes, they are all: blood sample tests, though C-peptide is also checked via 24 hour urine collection. Pregnancy & stage in pregnancy affect physiology & results will likely be somewhat different when not pregnant. Non pregnant results more relevant for long term health. None definitively diagnose PCOS as due to insulin resistance, yet a strong association has long been observed. http://goo.gl/ubDC9h. ...Read more

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Can hCG be administrated alone to treat secondary hypogonadism?

Can hCG be administrated alone to treat secondary hypogonadism?

Better w other meds: Hypogonadism means the gonads are not making hormones and gametes ( eggs or sperms). Primay hypogonadism means the gonads have failed. Secondary hypogonadism means the ovary is not working because the brain isnt telling it what to do. We can give hormones to drive egg production--usually we need fsh to make the eggs( or sperm). Hcg helps w hormone production. Its best to use both drugs together. ...Read more

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What drugs will you be prescribed for excessive menstration insuline resistant failure to ovulate and high levels of androgens?

What drugs will you be prescribed for excessive menstration insuline resistant failure to ovulate and high levels of androgens?

PCOS Diagnosis: The diagnosis of pcos requires 2 of 3 findings: irregular cycles > 35 days, elevated male hormones, acne or excess hair growth or polycystic appearing ovaries on us. Insulin resistance is not a diagnostic criteria. Metformin, low glycemic diet and weight training exercise are great. Actos (pioglitazone) may be better for thin women. Bcpills may be a problem if cholesterol and triglycerides are high. ...Read more

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How is insulin resistance/ whatever metformin is used to treat diagnosed? What tests will test insulin resistance?(what people are put on metformin 4)

Diabetes type II: by definition has insulin resistance. Unless there is a compelling reason to test for insulin levels, having a clinical and demographic picture consistent with diabetes II is all that is needed. metformin helps that one; it doesnt work in type I. ...Read more

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How does flutamide work in women for hirutism? How to treat missed periods caused by flutamide can discontinuing it bring back periods?

How does flutamide work in women for hirutism? How to treat missed periods caused by flutamide can discontinuing it bring back periods?

Flutamide: Flutamide is predominantly used for men who have prostate cancer There is some suggestion that this drug may be used to treat excess androgen levels in women, particularly women with poly-cystic ovaries but be very cautious. Please discuss this with your gynecologist ...Read more

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Can the use of dexamethasone cause thyroid to either go high or low, give your body thyroid issues? Used it for high dhea levels to try & get pregnant

Can the use of dexamethasone cause thyroid to either go high or low, give your body thyroid issues? Used it for high dhea levels to try & get pregnant

Depends on the dose: Very high dose steroids can decrease the secretion of tsh, the hormone that makes the thyroid make more thyroid hormone. They can also decrease the conversion of thyroid hormone t4, to its more active form, t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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How to treat very low progesterone levels?

How to treat very low progesterone levels?

Give progesterone: Usually we would supplement with Progesterone either through pills, applied by cream in the skin or through a vaginal suppository. ...Read more

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Wt is the prevelence of pcos and how can we b sure abt hirsutism, wt gain and mens.Irregulaties are due to pcos with minimum tests ie only usg?

Wt is the prevelence of pcos and how can we b sure abt hirsutism, wt gain and mens.Irregulaties are due to pcos with minimum tests ie only usg?

You can't: Prevalence is not exactly known and differs significantly between certain ethnic groups, but it's clearly a common problem. You are correct you cannot diagnose pcos only with ultrasound, and some symptoms are part of diagnosis, many (for example weight gain) are not. ...Read more

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I have a pituitary tumor which led to amenorrea, diabetes, early menopause, fatigue, inability to lose weight hair thin an dr. Not helping what to do?Help

I have a pituitary tumor which led to amenorrea, diabetes, early menopause, fatigue, inability to lose weight hair thin an dr. Not helping what to do?Help

Cushing's?: Hi. The only pituitary tumor likely to unify your symptoms is an ACTH-producing corticotrophin adenoma causing Cushing's disease. Do you have hirsutism? Purple stretch marks on your tummy and breasts? If it's not a Cushing's tumor, the symptoms may or may not be related to the tumor. Some pituitary tumors cause no problems at all. Talk with your doc about the plan to go forward. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

Obesity in a child: A tough but important task. Please start with your child's pediatrician and it would be very helpful to also set up an appointment with a dietitian. It will take some time to get the weight under control but keep on going. ...Read more

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Need info on diabetes and relationship to high cholesterol. Can one drug treat both?

Need info on diabetes and relationship to high cholesterol.  Can one drug treat both?

Yes: Most diabetics tend to have high cholesterol. When one has diabetes the risks of a heart attack increases because of its association to increased level of cholesterol. There is a new drug called welchol (colesevelam). It has lipid lowering effect and also helsp in lowering bs. It is not the first line of drug choice. If your diabetes is not that bad and your cholesterol is elevated welchol (colesevelam) may certainly. ...Read more

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Can the hCG diet cause infertility?

Can the hCG diet cause infertility?

Most Likely Not: Keep in mind that the fda discourages the use of HCG in weight control and diet management as it has no established effect on the metabolism of fat or suppression of appetite. Being a hormone, and hence a protein, it will be denatured and rendered inactive by the digestive enzymes when taken orally. ...Read more

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3hr glucose test how to read tha test by each to determine if you have gestional diabetes how high is to high?

3hr glucose test how to read tha test by each to determine if you have gestional diabetes how high is to high?

Lab values differ: Each laboratory has different standards for their normal and your md should have those values printed next to your results so call him/her. The hemoglobin a 1 c is also very important to do as well to predict your chances of future diabetes even if the glucose values are normal. ...Read more

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What is the diet required to regulate pcos symptoms such as menstrual disorders, infertility, hirsutism ?

What is the diet required to regulate pcos symptoms such as menstrual disorders, infertility, hirsutism ?

PCOS: Yes, I recommend low carb diet and preferably Gluten free when you eat carbs.(WHOLEAPPROACH.COM/GUTBLISS.COM/PALEODIET) Also frequent evaluation of labs especially thyroid and diabetes screening. I have had good results with Metformin and Topamax (topiramate) if weight becomes an issue. ...Read more