Endocrinology

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 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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Hyperthyroidism

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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