Women and Thyroid Disease

Women and Thyroid Disease

One in eight women develops thyroid problems in their lifetime, because they are more vulnerable to be at risk for autoimmune diseases. The thyroid is one of the target organs of autoimmunity. Dr. George Tershakovec, General Surgeon with Homestead Hospital, says other conditions like lupus, scleroderma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes are […]

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Learning about Thyroid Testing Kits

Learning about Thyroid Testing Kits

Dr. George Tershakovec, General Surgeon with Homestead Hospital, says all the information about any thyroid test needs to be interpreted correctly by a physician. The specialist does not recommend the home test kit or something similar. In addition, he suggests not consulting “Dr. Google” or consulting someone other than a qualified doctor.

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Women: Prevalence of Thyroid Disease

Women: Prevalence of Thyroid Disease

Dr. Lara Paraskos, Endocrinologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says women are more likely to have thyroid issues, because most thyroid issues are secondary to autoimmune diseases and women, in general, have more autoimmune diseases than men. She also says the TSH is a blood test that will tell if the thyroid is over or […]

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Male Infertility: Causes and Treatment

Male Infertility: Causes and Treatment

Varicocele, unhealthy lifestyle, certain medical conditions, use of certain medications, hormonal disorders and genetic disorders are some of the causes of infertility in men. “We see more patients with varicocele, because we diagnose them more frequently now. They were often overlooked, but now with more awareness we are able to identify things more commonly,” says […]

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Thyroid Gland: Function  & Location

Thyroid Gland: Function & Location

A thyroid is an essential organ sitting in the neck and produces two kinds of thyroid hormone, t3 and t4, affecting every aspect of the body, such as growth, development and protein synthesis, explains Dr. Robert Udelsman, Chief of Endocrine Surgery with Miami Cancer Institute. He explains with a graphic how the gland works and […]

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Birth Control Methods

Birth Control Methods

There are several types of birth control methods such as: female and male sterilization, long-acting reversible contraceptives or LARC methods, short-acting hormonal methods, barrier methods and natural rhythm methods. Dr. Debra Kenward, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says IUD (Intrauterine device) is probably the most common method worldwide. It prevents intrauterine pregnancies […]

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Learning about Testosterone Therapy

Learning about Testosterone Therapy

The most important thing about testosterone therapy is to educate the patient. Manuel Torres, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, says the theory about men who have lower testosterone than normal comes from the possibility that body fat can affect your hormonal response in a healthy fashion. ‘So, as men tend to gain […]

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