Reclast

Before starting today’s post, we wanted to first urge all of our existing and future patients to stay safe. Houston has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and we want all of our patients to know that we still recommend observing all possible precautions against community spread including regular hand washing, wearing face…

Mask Shortages

Mask Shortage During this national health emergency for COVID-19, we are facing a mask shortage affecting all of our healthcare providers around the country. In an effort to assist our colleagues in being able to provide the high level care that the country needs, we wanted to make a short plea with our patients today.…

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Update

An open letter to all of our Endocrine Center patients As questions and concerns arise about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we wanted to spend today sharing our policy surrounding the disease. In an attempt to protect all of our patients from community spread, we will begin phone screening patients during their appointment reminder phone calls.…

Parathyroid

The parathyroid: The parathyroid gland is the chief regulator of calcium and phosphorous in the body. Maintaining calcium levels in a normal range is important for bone health, muscular health and appropriate neurological function. Typically 4 in number, these small glands sit directly on top of the thyroid gland in the neck and produce a…

Reactive Hypoglycemia

Today’s blog post is an informational piece about reactive hypoglycemia from Dr. Maria Lee. Dr. Lee practices out of two of our Houston area locations. Signs and Symptoms of Reactive Hypoglycemia Reactive hypoglycemia is a disorder in which the pancreas overreacts to ingested carbohydrates by releasing an exaggerated amount of insulin. This inappropriate rise in…

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Today, we are going to talk about Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s Disease. What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? This is a very common problem here in Houston, Texas. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the thyroid tissue, trying to destroy it. Hashimoto’s is a common illness that endocrinologists encounter and treat…