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Cancer-The Journey continues

Last week I was on my way to an appointment with an endocrinologist.

I was armed with my records of both neck ultrasounds this time. I was convinced because of my weight gain, fatigue and other symptoms that in spite of my test results that I was hypo-thyroid… 490 more words

Women's Health

Little niggling doubt 

if you have a doubt about your healthcare, however paranoid you think you’re being, follow it up.

My last endocrinology appointment was the 17th October last year. 417 more words


Myxedema Coma

  • Myxedema coma is an extreme complication of hypothyroidism in which patients exhibit multiple organ abnormalities and progressive mental deterioration
  • Precipitating factors include poor adherence to daily thyroid hormone replacement therapy, stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction, infection, metabolic disturbances, cold exposure, trauma, gastrointestinal bleeding, acidosis, and hypoglycemia…
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Watch out Atkins: Over eating fatty foods can alter your muscle metabolism

More bad news on the obesity front and strangely enough, on the popular diet front too — at least for diets like atkins. New research shows that even short term high-fat diets can change your metabolism. 662 more words


The Proximate Causes of Behavior

As mentioned in a previous post, any behavior is caused by multiple factors that can be divided into ultimate causes, which originate before conception, and proximate causes, which originate after conception. 515 more words

Animal Behavior

Thumbs Up for the New Endo

Transitioning from one endocrinologist to another can be emotional and stressful.  We’ve been over this.

As many people expressed similar anxieties about perhaps having to switch doctors at some point in time when I first blogged about this topic, I wanted to provide a quick update on that front: 191 more words