Health and Wellness

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Hiding in Plain Sight?

Posted by Deepali Patni, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. on Jan 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Some medical conditions exhibit symptoms that are very recognizable, making those conditions faster and easier to diagnose and begin treatment. But what if you’re exhibiting symptoms of a disorder that seem like they’re common day-to-day maladies? This can make disorders like PCOS, a prevalent, long-term disorder, harder to diagnose and treat. What’s worse, sometimes the symptoms of PCOS can cause additional, serious risk factors for patients.

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Topics: risk factors, PCOS, treatment, polysystic ovarian syndrome, hormonal imbalance, irregular periods

Metabolic Syndrome: Do the Math

Posted by Steffanie Campbell, M.D. on Oct 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Add a few points to your cholesterol, increase your blood sugar levels a bit, let out your belt a few notches…no big deal, right? But multiply these numbers by others and you may have an equation for metabolic syndrome, which can add up to some pretty serious health problems.

Metabolic syndrome, sometimes called Syndrome X, is not really a disease. It’s actually a cluster of risk factors. Taken together they can raise your chance for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. I have read recent research that the syndrome can double your chances of developing heart disease and increase five-fold the likelihood you will develop diabetes.

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Topics: diabetes, risk factors, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, syndrome x, stroke, prevention

Prediabetes Isn’t a Diabetes Sentence

Posted by Leonardo Espitia, M.D. on Aug 26, 2015 5:30:00 PM

No one wants to hear they’re prediabetic. But if your doctor recently diagnosed you as such, there are some things you need to take into consideration. First, understand what it means to be prediabetic. Then start working to turn it around.
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Topics: diabetes, prediabetes, prevent diabetes, reverse prediabetes, risk factors

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