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Type 1 diabetes, commonly called juvenile diabetes, is caused by an inability of the pancreas to make sufficient insulin to control blood sugars.
Type 2 diabetes, commonly called adult-onset diabetes, is characterized by insulin resistance, which causes elevated blood sugars.
Defined as elevated blood sugars resulting from pregnancy. During pregnancy, the placenta produces hormones causing insulin resistance, sometimes resulting in diabetes.
Thyroid nodules are very common, occurring in up to 40% of adults. They are small lumps that form within the thyroid gland. We offer thyroid biopsies and results are usually received in 10 days.
Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) is a method for biopsy of the thyroid gland. Your doctor will use an ultrasound to help guide the position of the needle for an accurate biopsy.
On the day of the test, x-rays will be taken of the lower spine, hip, & forearm. It is preferable that your bone density should be done on the same machine each year.
There are now several medications on the market for treatment. These include estrogen, bisphosphonates, & the newer drugs Forteo and Prolia.
Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland is producing too much thyroid hormone. Patients with hyperthyroidism usually have high thyroid hormone levels and low TSH.
Occurs when the thyroid gland isn’t producing enough thyroid hormone. Patients with hypothyroidism usually have low thyroid hormone levels & elevated TSH.
Treatment usually starts with surgical removal of the thyroid, followed by radioactive iodine ablation.
Parathyroid disorders and abnormal blood calcium levels
Thyroid Uptake/Scan is a diagnostic test used to determine the cause of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
Thyroid whole body scan with thyrogen injections for evaluation of thyroid cancer.
Patients are given an IV dose of a hormone: TRH. Blood levels of TSH & prolactin will then be measured to monitor the body’s response to TRH.
Patients are given a sugar containing solution to drink. Blood sugar is measured hourly to monitor the body’s response to sugar.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that is important in regulation of blood calcium levels & bone development.
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A typical nerve conduction study takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. This test is an important tool for diagnosing diseases of the nervous system.
Monitor your adrenal glands’ response to ACTH.
Useful for evaluation of the heart & lungs.
Infusion is done through an IV. You should not take reclast if you have significant kidney disease. We will require a recent test of your kidney function prior to scheduling the infusion.
If your specimen is being collected for kidney function tests, the specimen needs to be brought into the office on the day you finish the collection so that your blood sample can be drawn also.
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We can help you with your symptoms and treatment. Click here to view our 3-hour Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Patient Instructions.
Please call our office if you are seeking treatment for high cholesterol. Our doctors are qualified to treat your symptoms and we have 3 convenient locations in the Greater Houston area.
Thyroid hormone doses often need to be increased during pregnancy, so your doctor will most likely recommend repeating your labs several times during pregnancy.
Fatigue can be debilitating for patients, and it can be very difficult to determine the cause. Here at the Endocrine Center we are trained to fully evaluate for endocrine causes of fatigue.
Menopause is a natural biological process. But the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy or affect emotional health.
Testosterone testing also plays an important role in managing hypogonadism. This helps your male hypogonadism doctor determine the right dosage of medication, both initially and over time.
If you’re experiencing adrenal gland disorder, please contact our adrenal specialists today and set an appointment with one of our doctors to see what treatment is available.
Male hypogonadism, also known as testosterone deficiency, is a failure of the testes to produce the male sex hormone testosterone, sperm, or both.
On top of providing in-depth specialty care, our center is committed to find new ways to improve patients’ health through continuing medical research in Houston.
Adult-onset growth hormone deficiency occurs when  the pituitary gland fails to produce enough growth hormone. It can be successfully treated with growth hormone therapy.

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