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POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

Posted on October 8, 2019

Do you have irregular periods? There are several reasons for missing periods, but one of the most common reasons is PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome.   Symptoms of PCOS include: Missing periods (usually having less than 9 periods per year) Excess testosterone on blood work or on exam (excess hair growth, acne) Ovarian cysts PCOS is a diagnosis of […]

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Obesity

Posted on September 9, 2019

Obesity (defined as a body mass index (BMI) >30kg/m2) is a chronic disease that is increasing in prevalence in adults, adolescents, and children and is now considered to be a global epidemic. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2016 showed the prevalence of obesity in the United States to be 39.6% (37.9% in […]

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Advanced Lipid Tests

Posted on August 15, 2019

Fish Oil (Omega 3 fatty acids has been touted as a having heart and vascular protective effects for many years.  In 2018, a number of large clinical studies including studies in people with diabetes showed that fish oil had little to no effect in reducing cardiovascular events.  This was quite disappointing to doctors and patients […]

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What is the pituitary?

Posted on July 23, 2019

The pituitary is a hormone-producing gland that sits just beneath the base of the brain. It is very small – only about the size of a pea. The pituitary gland has two parts. The front portion of the gland makes hormones that affect the breasts, adrenals, thyroid, ovaries and testes, as well as several other […]

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Low testosterone (hypogonadism) in men

Posted on June 5, 2019

What is testosterone? Testosterone is the most important androgen (male hormone) that men make. It helps regulate muscle mass and strength, it can effect sex drive and sexual function, and it helps maintain bone strength. What is “low T”? Low testosterone is when the body does not produce sufficient testosterone. With age, it is normal […]

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What you need to know about Osteoporosis

Posted on May 29, 2019

Osteoporosis is a growing public health concern. It is characterized by low bone mass and decreased bone strength which results in an increased risk for fracture. This disease can affect both men and women. Current estimates are that 5.1% of men and 24.5% of women age 65 years and older have osteoporosis of the hip […]

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Hashimoto’s…What the heck is that?

Posted on April 5, 2019

Looking online about a medical diagnosis can be overwhelming. A quick Google search about your thyroid condition might lead you down a rabbit hole where things get pretty grim, pretty fast. So what is this mystery diagnosis of Hashimoto’s? Simply put, it’s the name of the condition where your immune system turns against you and […]

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Valerie Espinosa, MD Achieves Certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Posted on May 1, 2018

Congratulations to Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology physician partner Valerie Espinosa, MD for achieving certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by maintaining standards for assessment and credentialing physicians.Certification as an ABOM Diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice […]

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Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology Physicians Appointed to Texas AACE Program Committee

Posted on April 10, 2018

Lindsay Harrison, MD and Keren Ozer, MD have been appointed to the Program Committee for the 2018 Texas Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Meeting and The Texas Endocrine Surgical Symposium.

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The History of Metformin

Posted on September 18, 2017

Metformin is one of the most commonly used medications in endocrinology. It is the preferred first-line oral blood glucose-lowering medicine to manage type 2 diabetes. It is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Sometimes it is used, along with other medications, to treat infertility. The journal Diabetologia dedicated a special issue this […]

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