WASIM HAQUE M.D., F.A.C.E.

Cushing Syndrome

Cushing Syndrome. One of the key hormones, our adrenal gland makes is called “cortisol”.  This production is directed by a part of our brain called the hypothalamus which makes a hormone called CRH. CRH “tells” your pituitary gland (the master gland in the brain) to make another hormone called ACTH.  ACTH then directs the adrenal …

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Hypercalciuria

Hypercalciuria. Calcium is an important electrolyte that regulates vital physiologic processes in the body including hormonal secretion, cardiac contraction, and blood clotting. It also helps to grow and repair our skeletons.  Hypercalciuria occurs in 5%-10% of the adult population. It is defined as excess calcium in the urine. This excess calcium may come from the …

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism. What is hyperthyroidism?  Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. When this occurs, body’s metabolism is increased, which can cause a variety of symptoms (anxiety, weakness, tremors, fatigue, perspiring a lot, and rapid heart beat, increased appetite, weight loss, & loose bowel movements).  Mild cases may cause …

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Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal Insufficiency. Your body has two adrenal glands. Each gland is located above a kidney. The adrenal gland normally produces 3 different classes of steroid hormones: Glucocorticoids (cortisol), mineralocorticoids (mainly aldosterone), and androgens (DHEA).  Cortisol helps the body deal with stress and is involved in the regulation of glucose, protein and fat metabolism.  It also …

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Low T levels

Hypogonadism (Deficiency of Testosterone) Hypogonadism is the inability of the testes (testicles) to produce testosterone or sperm or both. Testosterone is a hormone that plays an important part in the development and maintenance of typical male masculine characteristics. In adult males, testosterone maintains muscle mass and strength, fat distribution and bone mass as well. Testosterone …

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Nutrition – Low iodine diet

Low Iodine Diet Food Group  Allowed  Not Allowed  DAIRY  None  Ice cream, cheese, milk, yogurt, sour cream  EGGS  None  All egg containing products  SEAFOOD  None  Specially shellfish, kelp, sardines, canned tuna  SALT  Non-iodized salt  Iodized salt, Sea salt  MEATS   Fresh chicken, turkey or beef  Canned, dried, salted, cured meats (sausage, ham, chipped beef,liver, beef stew, bacon, …

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Radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer (General Information)

Radioiodine Therapy For Thyroid Cancer (General Information) Thyroid cells have the capacity to take up iodine and iodine is essential for the growth and function of thyroid cells. This principle is utilized in radioiodine treatment of thyroid cancers after initial surgery. Radioactive iodine (called I131) can seek out and destroy any remaining thyroid cells (including …

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism  Hashimoto’s Disease  Hashimoto’s disease is a disease of thyroid gland. This condition occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your thyroid gland. The disease is about 5 times more common in women than in men. As a result of Hashimoto’s disease, your thyroid gland often can’t make enough thyroid hormone, which results in hypothyroidism.   …

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism  What is hyperthyroidism?  Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. When this occurs, body’s metabolism is increased, which can cause a variety of symptoms (anxiety, weakness, tremors, fatigue, perspiring a lot, and rapid heart beat, increased appetite, weight loss, & loose bowel movements).  Mild cases may cause …

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