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Migraines Coexist with Endocrine Conditions: What to Know, What to Do
08/13/2019 - Migraine and endocrine disorders including hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance (prediabetes), and obesity seem to coexist and make symptoms harder to manage so care must be combined.
Want to Live Longer? Focus on Heart Health to Avoid Falls
08/07/2019 - Having even early asymptomatic signs of heart disease is enough to raise your risk of falls, leading to fractures and shortened lifespan. This is especially true of anyone with type 2 diabetes.
Obesity Paradox: Where the Fat Settles—Not Weight—Matters Most in Diabetes
07/24/2019 - The Obesity Paradox, or skinny fat, is a modern take on where fat settles, around the organs, in front of the abdomen, or in the hips and thighs. Visceral fat poses the greatest risk of disease.
Hair Loss in Women Different than in Men, Now Assured Better Treatment
07/18/2019 - New Guidelines Assure Better Treatment for Androgen Hair Loss in Women who can expect better attention as to the cause and improved treatment to stop progressive of the alopecia.
Do Statins Cause Diabetes? Heart Attacks Likely to Pose Greater Concern
07/05/2019 - The possibility of statins causing diabetes has been overblown. The need to reduce risks of having a heart attack or stroke remain significant and statins are the best way to lessen heart disease risks. Losing weight remains the best way to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Building Hope Helps Put a Positive Spin on Having Diabetes
07/01/2019 - To help you stay positive and remain hopeful about managing your diabetes, make a plan to take your medication as directed, add more steps to your day, chew don't drink your calories, and ask for help when you need it.
Could this Be a True Food Allergy? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
06/03/2019 - Food allergies are often life-threatening and should be identified to lessen problematic allergic reactions whereas both food intolerances or food insensitivities are more a matter of quality of life issues. Gluten can cause an immune reaction in people with Celiac disease but its rare.
Clearing Up Misconceptions about Thyroid Eye Disease
05/31/2019 - The first available medication, a biologic agent, appears very effective in treating symptoms of thyroid eye disease, providing a much more desirable alternative to surgery. This is welcome news for people with Graves disease.
Want to Know Your Risk of Diabetes? Genetic Test May Offer Warning
04/29/2019 - Genetic testing is gaining wider use—venturing into medical risks— given the vast ancestry databases amassing information from millions of Americans.
Want to Lower Your Biological Age? Androgen Levels Offer a Clue
04/11/2019 - News clues into the antiaging process come from the effect that hormone levels may have on telomere length, suggesting a role in biological aging. It may be that adjusting testosterone and estradiol may help to slow the rate that men age.
What's the Best Treatment for Graves' Disease?
04/08/2019 - Choosing the right treatment to reverse hyperthyroidism is necessary for many reasons including reducing your risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events. For all but the older patient with Graves' disease, RAI may be the bets choice.
Hemoglobin A1c Not Reliable in Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes
03/27/2019 - New data confirm that the hemoglobin A1c test is unreliable in assessing diabetes risk. The A1c misses 3 in 4 people who have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, especially anyone of non-White ethnicity or race. Going forward, doctors are advised to use one of the more reliable tests to screen for diabetes.
Brain Fog After Heart Failure Improves with Walking and Brain Games
03/15/2019 - BrainHQ exercises and walking may help lessen the effects of brain fog, a form of memory loss that often occurs following heart failure.
What is the Best Diabetes Medication? One that Can Protect Your Heart Health
03/12/2019 - The new diabetes medications also protect heart health, which is a common complication of type 2 diabetes. If your doctor suggests adding a second drug to your care plan, do it. You'll lower your risk of heart attack and stroke almost in half.
Cushing's Disease Stresses Your Heart and Your Mental Health
03/12/2019 - While Cushing's disease doubles your risk of dying from heart disease or suicide, doing 4 simple strategies like a heart-healthy diet, exercise and getting a health check at least annually will improve your odds.
Is the Keto Diet Good or Bad? Is Ketosis a Good Way to Lose Weight?
02/22/2019 - The keto diet helps many people manage their weight, improve blood cholesterol and high blood pressure, and even reverse type 2 diabetes but there are limitations and risks that you should be aware of before you decide to adopt this way of eating.
What Does Obesity Mean for Your Health—Heart, Thyroid, Diabetes?
02/14/2019 - Adults in the US do not understand the negative effects of overweight and obesity, which increase the chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, even cancer. Even dropping 10 pounds can improve health.
Even Modest Exercise Extends Thyroid Cancer Survival
02/01/2019 - Regardless of stage, type of cancer including thyroid cancer, or other health concerns, even a bit of physical activity means living up to 40% longer, ll it takes is walking even 1 to 3 days a week to extend your life no matter the stage of cancer, type of cancer, or cancer treatment you face.
Statins May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy in People with Diabetes
01/18/2019 - Individuals with diabetes who were taking a statin for high blood cholesterol have the added benefit of reducing their risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, and may not need treatment if they do develop this eye disease.
Diabetes and Stress Hyperglycemia Linked with Worse Outcomes After Stroke
01/14/2019 - For people with diabetes, the risk for stroke and heart attack are 1.5 times higher than the general population. Stress hyperglycemia is a warning sign of repeated cardiac events with poorer outcomes and longer hospital stays, according to the newest research.
5 Ways to Tame Your Food Cravings to Avoid the Inevitable Weight Gain
01/07/2019 - Weight Gain for Some: Chalk it Up to Cravings that Can Be Tamed. Experts offer 5 tips to help you avoid future food binges.
Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?
01/04/2019 - Researchers identified certain behaviors that suggest better weight loss results, which may help inform people with obesity about how well they might do after bariatric surgery.
8 Tips to Reduce Your Exposure to Harmful Environmental Chemicals
01/03/2019 - Endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are chemicals that act the same as, block, or change the way that natural hormones act in the body. Learn more about EDCs and how you can avoid exposure to these chemicals.
If You Have PCOS, Are you More Likely to Develop Heart Disease?
12/14/2018 - Two reproductive endocrinologists refute the commonly held belief that women with PCOS are at increased risk for heart disease; rather, type 2 diabetes and obesity have a direct impact on heart health.
How to Achieve Healthy Aging While Reducing Your Risk of Diabetes
12/07/2018 - New strategies to help you be more successful at losing just enough weight to reverse diabetes, its complications, and preserving your memory.
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