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Cant lose weight do I need endocronologist?

Cant lose weight do I need endocronologist?

No but you: Should see a qualified weight loss doctor that can sit with you and review your previous attempts and help you get on a program that is right for you. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Have turners mosaic syndrome.Double x.Have large upper body&extreme probs losing weight.Current endocrinologist doesn't understand.What should I do?

Have turners mosaic syndrome.Double x.Have large upper body&extreme probs losing weight.Current endocrinologist doesn't understand.What should I do?

Complicated: Ts can be a very complicated disorder; there are many things to keep track of and follow. The turner's syndrome society has some great resources for patients. Please take a look at this website. http://www.turnersyndrome.org/resources/professional-directory. ...Read more

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Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

Can endocrinologists help men lose weight who suffer from abdominal obesity?

If pathological: Only if the abdominal obesity is due to a certain disease state (e.g., hypothyroidism). Otherwise, good nutrition and regular exercise are the best weapons against obesity. A family physician or internal medicine physician can help with exploring such options. ...Read more

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Can endocrinologist help with weight loss?

Can endocrinologist help with weight loss?

Yes, but: They can help you rule out endocrine causes, which aren't that common. After that you need a good regimen of education, diet, exercise and support -- plus changes of elements in your lifestyle that have led to weight gain. ...Read more

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My endocrinologist recommends that I do a thyroidectomy, and I do sing in a choir, is there a chance i could lose my singing voice?

My endocrinologist recommends that I do a thyroidectomy, and I do sing in a choir, is there a chance i could lose my singing voice?

There are : Other appropriate therapies for graves' disease such as radioiodine and antithyroid drugs that are usually preferred compared to surgery. Vocal changes, including vocal cord paralysis are potential complications (among others) of thyroid surgery, which is why it is not commonly recommended. Check w/your doctor or consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have gained weight and leptin is high. How do I lower my leptin hormone? Is there any medicine? Should i go to an endocrinologist?

I have gained weight and leptin is high. How do I lower my leptin hormone? Is there any medicine? Should i go to an endocrinologist?

Leptin up if obese: Leptin goes up with obesity. Normally, a high leptin means you are full and you are not hungry. With obesity, the patient gradually becomes resistant to the high leptin and still feels hungry even with a high level of leptin. So, there is no need to see a doctor. Best to go on a careful diet and exercise to lose the weight. ...Read more

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I continue to gain weight (BMI 41), but I eat very healthy, very small portions and regular exercise. I'm anemic. Should I see an endocrinologist?

I continue to gain weight (BMI 41), but I eat very healthy, very small portions and regular exercise. I'm anemic. Should I see an endocrinologist?

More likely: A bariatric specialist. As while there are hormonal issues that can contribute to weight gain - really hypothyroidism - you don't have to see an endocrinologist for this, your primary care doctor can help determine if you have any thyroid problems that require specialist care. Otherwise, you need to see someone with extensive experience creating multidisciplinary plans for weight management. ...Read more

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My endocrinologist told me i am no longer prediabetic so i am excited because im loosing weight but my testosterone is high. What can i do? Ihave pcos

My endocrinologist told me i am no longer prediabetic so i am excited because im loosing weight but my testosterone is high. What can i do? Ihave pcos

Congratulations!: Great work on reversing your pre-diabetes! For high testosterone, it depends on what you're treating for. Metformin can help with menstrual cycle and fertility, spironolactone can improve abnormal hair growth (or hair removal like laser etc). Combined hormonal birth control may be a helpful additional treatment, as well as losing weight. All have risks and benefits, consult your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Could somatropin help with loose skin caused by weight loss? Is there a point to seek such treatment from an endocrinologist?

Could somatropin help with loose skin caused by weight loss? Is there a point to seek such treatment from an endocrinologist?

Not likely: Because of tightening regulations in regards to growth hormone prescribing, you likely won't find an endocrinologist who will readily prescribe it for this indication. ...Read more

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What can I expect at an endocrinologist appointment for a 5 year old who isn't gaining height/weight? Already did blood tests and X-ray of hand.

What can I expect at an endocrinologist appointment for a 5 year old who isn't gaining height/weight? Already did blood tests and X-ray of hand.

Test results: The doctor should review the test results and x-rays with you and your child. Depending on the results, they may recommend therapy with growth or other hormones or just watchful waiting/close followup. It depends on the growth of your child to this point and results ...Read more