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Hormones Too High?

This is the third in a series of articles on the basics of endocrinology. Hormone problems can occur if a gland makes too little or too much of a particular hormone. In my last article I discussed what happens when hormones are too low, such as with hypothyroidism, menopause or type 1 diabetes. But, problems can also occur when hormones are too high.
Posted on May 18, 2011 Read More »

Hormones Down?

Hormonal balance means that the body is functioning at its best. But what can happen if this balance gets off track? Having a hormone problem means that your hormones are too high, too low or just don’t work right.
Posted on May 11, 2011 Read More »

Are your hormones making you gain weight?

Medical schools don’t teach much about disorders caused by a mild overproduction or hormone deficiency, receptor problems or other ways hormones could go haywire. The result: many doctors forget to look for any type of hormonal disorder. But that can have costly effects for patients in more ways than one.
Posted on February 16, 2011 Read More »

Borderline thyroid tests: When should you take thyroid medication?

When facing weight gain, people go to the doctor, suspect the thyroid, get the routine “TSH” test and are told it is probably not the problem. But often it is.
Posted on January 27, 2011 Read More »

Is Your Doctor Missing a Thyroid Problem?

When weight problems begin, you might suspect that the thyroid gland may be at fault. You may have noticed other symptoms, such as a fatigue, diminished sex drive, mood swings, constipation, dry skin, hair loss or feeling cold. But when you go to the doctor, you get a standard “TSH” test and are told everything is fine. As an endocrinologist, I’ve seen this many times. The truth is you still could have a thyroid problem.
Posted on January 19, 2011 Read More »

Stress, Your Thyroid and Your Weight

Thyroid and stress Did you know that stress can cause thyroid problems? It has been well documented. Stressful situations, chronic stress and even the stress from being overweight can be a major catalyst in disrupting the normal performance of the thyroid. Your weight doesn’t need to be held captive by your thyroid.
Posted on January 8, 2011 Read More »