Kamiah A. Walker

Medical Writer
Glen Ellyn, IL

About Kamiah A. Walker

Kamiah gets a kick out of grammar and proofreading, and she enjoys the challenge of taking a complex idea—like thryoid hormone replacement therapy—and making it understandable to people who don't have an MD after their name.

She's a published author of travel stories, poetry, and various essays, in addition to being an avid runner and reader.

Articles Written by Kamiah A. Walker

Type 2 Diabetes FAQ
Get quick answers to the most common questions about type 2 diabetes. Includes links to in-depth articles so that you can get more information about this most common type of diabetes.
Robotic Thyroidectomy
Robotic thyroidectomy is an exciting new surgical treatment for patients who need thyroid surgery. You don’t have a neck scar after this surgery, an important point for many thyroid patients. Learn more about how robotic thyroidectomy is done.
Acromegaly Surgery
Learn about the different procedures, risks, and goals for acromegaly surgery.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Forms
Medullary thyroid cancer (also called medullary thyroid carcinoma) has 4 forms: sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and familial. Medullary thyroid is one of the least common thyroid cancers. Learn the differences in medullary thyroid cancer forms.
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Thyroid cancer may not cause any symptoms at all, but there are possible thyroid cancer symptoms: neck pain, difficulty swallowing, a lump on the neck. Read more about thyroid cancer symptoms.
Radioactive Iodine for Thyroid Cancer
After a thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer or follicular thyroid cancer, you will have radioactive iodine therapy to eliminate any remaining thyroid cells. Review the basics of this thyroid cancer treatment.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Treatments
Medullary thyroid cancer is treated by a total thyroidectomy (removing the entire thyroid gland). You may also need to have some lymph nodes removed. Other medullary thyroid cancer treatments are discussed to help you make informed treatment decisions.
Low Testosterone Diagnosis
To diagnose low testosterone (male hypogonadism), the doctor will talk to you about your symptoms, medical history, and family medical history. There will also be tests, such as a blood test to check testosterone levels.
Acromegaly Diagnosis
To diagnose acromegaly (a growth hormone disorder), the doctor will probably do 3 things: look for physical changes, test your growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 levels, and check for a tumor using imaging tests.
Acromegaly Causes
Acromegaly, a growth hormone disorder, is always caused by a benign (non-cancerous) tumor, usually one on the pituitary gland. These tumors are also called adenomas, and they cause the body to produce too much growth hormone.
Acromegaly Overview
Acromegaly (called gigantism when it occurs in children) is a growth hormone disorder. It causes the pituitary gland to release too much growth hormone, leading to excessive growth.
Acromegaly Complications
If left untreated (or undertreated), acromegaly can lead to complications. Bone and soft tissue overgrowth is common, and heart problems may develop. Covers most common complications from this growth hormone disorder.
Medications for Acromegaly
People with acromegaly have several medications they can try to treat this growth disorder. Medications are usually used after surgery if surgery doesn't lower growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 levels. Includes side effects for each medication.

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