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 determines sex drive and

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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 (anxiety, weakness, tremors, fatigue, perspiring a lot, and rapid heartbeat, increased appetite, weight loss, & loose bowel movements).  Mild cases may cause

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Do you have Low T levels? Read this before you start treatment

Testosterone is the male sex hormone and controls normal male sex drive & sperm production. Testosterone also helps maintain bone strength, muscle strength, red blood cell production and physical stamina in men. As you age, your Testosterone level (T Level) gradually declines (~1% per year after age 30-40). It is important to differentiate between the

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An important part of radioiodine treatment – allows radioiodine to enter thyroid cells (normal or cancerous that were not visible to the surgeon or could not be removed) Generally started 2 weeks before the radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid cancer patients. Usually needs to be continued until the whole-body-scan is completed (7 days after the


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Care of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes (a disease-causing high blood sugar) is a chronic, lifelong condition that can lead to a variety of serious complications. These complications include heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, leg amputation, impotence and blindness. Good control of blood glucose (BG) can help prevent these complications.  Type 2 diabetes occurs in people who are generally overweight or

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