Recent Posts in Endocrinology Category

Meet Dr. Segkos!

Questions and Answers with Konstantinos Segkos, MD Dr. Segkos joined the Thyroid Institue to Utah in the Spring of 2017. Get to know our new Endocrinologist and hear how he may be able to assist you ...
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Obesity As A Disease

OBESITY AS A DISEASE When the American Medical Association (AMA) recently named obesity a disease, it was a sign of growing concern about weight problems. More than one third of adults and almost one ...
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New Original Thyroid Research

Dr. Shahzad Ahmad’s thyroid research was recently accepted for future publication with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology. Dr. Ahmad concluded that ultrasound elastrography is a ...
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Do I Have Slow Metabolism?

How fast is my metabolism? And, is that why I can’t lose weight? Indirect calorimetry is the gold standard technique for determining resting energy requirements. If we know how many calories we ...
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Oprah Is Not Your Doctor

While many postmenopausal women are turning to “natural” or “bioidentical” hormone therapy because of safety concerns about conventional hormone preparations, there is no ...
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“Natural Cures for Thyroid Disease” – What Works and What Hurts

What Works - (Selenium) Selenium is a trace element found in nature and in small quantities in our diet. It exerts a fine-tuned control on thyroid hormones, metabolism, and synthesis. Research shows ...
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Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy – Am I at risk?

EVEN WITH MILD HYPOTHYROIDISM, pregnant women are at risk for severe preeclampsia, preterm delivery, and/or pregnancy loss. Some studies show that mild untreated or undertreated hypothyroidism can ...
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How One Patient Avoided Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery

A very pleasant 39-year old school teacher was told after a biopsy performed at a southern Utah hospital that she needed thyroid surgery. She scheduled the surgery within 2 weeks and thought to get a ...
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Hormones and Sex

Monday Morning: I enter a patient exam room to see Mrs. Jane Doe, who is holding a chart stating that she is here for “hormonal problems". Me: “Hi! I'm Doctor Ahmad. I'm an ...
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Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery With New Genetic Test!

One of the most frustrating challenges facing endocrinologists and thyroid patients is when a biopsy on a suspicious nodule is found to be “inconclusive” or “indeterminate”. ...
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Low Testosterone – Should I Get Tested?

This is a complicated subject, which needs a discussion by a specialist, such as an Endocrinologist, to go over the nuances of this field before any investigation is initiated. I have to answer this ...
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“Bioidentical Hormones” – Should I be on them?

What are “bioidentical hormones”? In factual terms, it means a hormone identical to what the body makes. Various FDA-approved and tightly-regulated standard therapies fit this discription. ...
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