Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – 1 (Clinical Features & Diagnosis)

Clinical Features and Diagnosis Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of disorders in which blood glucose (BG) levels are higher than normal. Glucose is a simple sugar and is the final single-unit molecule produced as the body digests and breaks down all the carbohydrates. Glucose is then absorbed from small intestines and travels in

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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 is defined as excess calcium in the urine. It occurs in 5%-10% of the adult population. This excess calcium may come from the intestines,

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What is hyperthyroidism?  Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. When this occurs, the body’s metabolism is increased, which can cause a variety of symptoms.  These symptoms may include: Untreated mild cases may cause no symptoms (subclinical hyperthyroidism) but may lead to osteoporosis or heart irregularities.  What causes

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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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