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Hypercalcemia/Parathyroid disorders

Hypercalcemia, or elevated blood level of calcium, is commonly found on routine blood tests. Most often, hypercalcemia is due to hyperparathyroidism, or elevated levels of parathyroid hormone. A variety of…

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Adrenal Conditions

The adrenal glands produce a number of essential hormones. When the adrenal gland is not functioning properly, it is as the result of an underlying disease. Blood tests and special…

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Pituitary Conditions

Importance of the Pituitary Gland The pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain and is the “master control gland” that produces hormones affecting growth and the function…

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Weight Loss

What is Obesity? Obesity is now recognized as an epidemic in the United States, and is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. The BMI…

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Diabetes

Diabetes comes in many different varieties. The cause of most types of diabetes is uncertain, but all types are manifested by elevated levels of blood glucose (sugar). Type 1 diabetes…

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Thyroid disorders

Thyroid disease can occur when one has too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism), too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) or thyroid masses (benign nodules or thyroid cancer). Hypothyroidism is very common and…

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