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