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What Can An Endocrinologist Do To Help Me Lose Weight
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
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Why am I losing my memory with this hypothyroidism? You doctors mentioned T3 (liothyronine) should I tell my internal med dr or endocrinologist that I should take that also?
Symptomatic?: Has it been established that you have abnormal thyroid function? If you have hypothyroidism, memory loss is one of the myriad of symptoms experienced. Discuss with your doctors to start thyroid hormone replacement therapy asap. You should see your symptoms improve shortly after beginning treatment. Good luck!
Always too hot, thirsty, hair thinning, weight gain, buffalo hump, anxiety/depr. Testing w endocrinologist, seeing psy. Anybody else I should see?
Right track: You are with the right type of dr. Unless you want to see an internist. You need a complete physical exam and laboratory evaluation.
What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.
One possibility: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a hormonal imbalance which causes a number of symptoms similar to the ones you describe. Women with pcos can have high levels of testosterone.Symptoms can vary but the most common ones are: weight gain, hair loss, increased body or facial hair, irregular periods. Insulin resistance is at the root of the problem and needs to be addressed. Talk to your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Can blood in your stool be related to hyperthyroidism? I just saw an endocrinologist last week and it is suspected I have hyperthyroidism (weight loss, high pulse rate, TSH blood work, amongst other things). A few weeks ago I thought I noticed a little bi
I: I am not aware of a direct correlation between hyperthyroidism and blood in stool in humans. However, people with hyperthyroidism may have loose or liquid stools as well as more frequent bowel movements. If this was the case, theoretically if could cause irritation which could lead to some bleeding. With that said, you can not assume that is the case. The reason for what appears to be blood mixed in with your stool needs to be evaluated. I recommend that you discuss this with your doctor as this is likely a separate issue. I hope that this is helpful.
My wife, 52, suffers from a variety of neurological disorders (endocrine hypothyroid and adrenal insufficiency). She has specialists (neurologist and endocrinologist). She is afraid that she will lose the ability to walk. Her legs are getting weaker. What
Schmidt's?: Combined thyroid and adrenal insufficiency calls to mind schmidt's polyautoimmune endocrinopathy which can run with pernicious anemia. Probably a neurologist would not miss B12 deficiency as a cause of leg weakness (it's an important and common one) but it's just a thought. I wish you both the best.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes they are: Yes there are Reproductive Endocrinologists in all major cities in USA I CAN NOT SAY IF THEY ARE ALL ALIKE But you can check their qualifications and expertise on internetSee 1 more doctor answer
Hopefully none: I don't know how many are using it, but there is no scientific data to support its use.See 1 more doctor answer
Rererral: You need a referral to an Endocrinologist when your primary care physician recommends that or you are dissatisfied with the help and advice you are getting from your doctor.
Not critical: One ovary can work well in most circumstances. Certainly if pregnancy is desired, then it may be wise to seek consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist as there is decreased fertility in this situation. If family building is complete and there are no problems per se, then endocrinology consultation is not needed. Reproductive endocrine, not medical endocrine is your best bet in any case.See 1 more doctor answer
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