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The Link Between Headaches and Vitamin D Deficiency

Another headache? It could be stress, allergies, a migraine attack, or a cold. Or it could be a lack of vitamin D. Here’s what you need to know about this essential vitamin and potential head pain.
Jun 19th, 2024

Common Causes of Hypocalcemia

Are you getting enough calcium? Even if you drink lots of milk, you could have hypocalcemia. Here’s why you could be experiencing a calcium disorder and what we can do about it.
May 17th, 2024

Just Diagnosed With Osteoporosis? You Have Options

Learning that you have osteoporosis might stop you in your tracks, but learning to live with it is an ongoing journey with promising twists and turns. Here’s what to do next so you can move forward confidently.
Apr 8th, 2024
Why Is Semaglutide Suddenly So Popular?

Why Is Semaglutide Suddenly So Popular?

Semaglutide peppers your social media feed and pops up in TV and magazine ads these days, but why? What’s all the buzz about? Here’s an expert guide on semaglutide and why it’s caught everyone’s attention.
Mar 2nd, 2024

What's Causing My Excessive Hair Growth?

You’ve spent your life shaving, trimming, tweezing, and plucking unwanted hair — but suddenly, it’s popping up in new places and you can’t control it. What gives? Keep reading to learn why some women have excessive hair growth.
Feb 1st, 2024

Help! My Man Has Low T

Low testosterone is most noticeable in the bedroom, but disinterest in sex isn’t the only sign. Here’s what you need to know about your man’s struggle with low T and how you can help.
Jan 10th, 2024
Is Diabetes Preventable?

Is Diabetes Preventable?

Diabetes will change your life radically, from restricting what you can eat to constant blood-sugar checks to dealing with medications. Is it possible to avoid all of this? Keep reading to find out.
Dec 15th, 2023
The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Low Testosterone

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Low Testosterone

If you’re worried about low-T, the solution might be a good night’s sleep, which could be a challenge if you have sleep apnea. Here’s how the two conditions affect each other and how you can break the cycle.
Oct 1st, 2023
Can I Correct My Type 2 Diabetes With My Diet?

Can I Correct My Type 2 Diabetes With My Diet?

Changing your diet won’t cure Type 2 diabetes, but watching what you eat may help reverse it. Discover the difference between cure and reversal and how to improve your condition by managing your meals.
Sep 1st, 2023
The Link Between PCOS and Obesity

The Link Between PCOS and Obesity

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) wreaks havoc on your hormones, pumping out too many androgens and interfering with fertility. But did you know it can also be the culprit behind unwanted weight gain? Here’s what we know about the connection.
Aug 1st, 2023
Am I a Good Candidate for Testosterone Therapy?

Am I a Good Candidate for Testosterone Therapy?

Testosterone gets a lot of press these days, and your social media feed is likely full of product ads making amazing promises. The truth is that testosterone therapy is complicated — some can benefit from it; some can’t. Are you a good candidate?
Jul 1st, 2023
Cushing's Disease and Addison's Disease

The Differences Between Cushing's Disease and Addison's Disease

Despite their size, your adrenal glands play a crucial role in your health. Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease are serious health conditions that involve the glands. Here’s what you need to know about these two troublesome adrenal diseases.
Jun 6th, 2023
4 Practical Ways to Boost Your Bone Health After 30

4 Practical Ways to Boost Your Bone Health After 30

Your bone mass peaks between the ages of 25 and 30, but it’s never too late to bone up. Here are four practical ways you can fortify your skeleton and stave off the brittle bones of osteoporosis.
May 19th, 2023
All About Hirsutism: Signs and Effective Treatments

All About Hirsutism: Signs and Effective Treatments

Women expect to deal with unwanted hair, but if you suddenly have peach fuzz on your face, you may have a condition called hirsutism. And facial hair isn’t the only symptom. Keep reading to learn the telltale signs of hirsutism and how we treat it.
Apr 6th, 2023
How to Get Your Cortisol Production Under Control

How to Get Your Cortisol Production Under Control

The hormone cortisol regulates essential body functions — when it’s out of control, so is your body. Learn the signs of imbalanced cortisol levels and how we can help you get production under control to resolve the problem.
Mar 14th, 2023
Why Type 1 Diabetics Should Pay Attention to Their Foot Care

Why Type 1 Diabetics Should Pay Attention to Their Foot Care

Type 1 diabetes commandeers your days with blood glucose testing and medication management, but don’t forget to check your feet — they’re notorious for hiding unnoticed cuts, blisters, and infections. Here’s how to care for your diabetic feet.
Feb 15th, 2023
How Can I Fight Obesity If I Have Hypothyroidism?

How Can I Fight Obesity If I Have Hypothyroidism?

Losing weight is tough enough, but hypothyroidism can make it even tougher. Don’t fret — with these hypothyroid-friendly weight loss tips and our expert treatment, you can battle the bulge on an even playing field.
Jan 16th, 2023
Why Vitamin D Is So Important to Your Health

Why Vitamin D Is So Important to Your Health

Vitamin D is one of those nutrients your body relies on for many of its functions. A vitamin D deficiency can leave you feeling tired, sore, and sleepless. Explore the ways that this vitamin is crucial to your health and wellness.
Nov 9th, 2022
My Menopause Symptoms Are Making Me Miserable: Can You Help?

My Menopause Symptoms Are Making Me Miserable: Can You Help?

Sudden, whole-body heat waves, uncontrollable mood sings, and sleepless nights — these are just a few of menopause’s life-disrupting symptoms that many women experience. Whatever you’re dealing with, we can help. Learn about your options here.
Oct 5th, 2022
I Eat a Healthy Diet: What Could Be Causing My Obesity?

I Eat a Healthy Diet: What Could Be Causing My Obesity?

A poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle almost always lead to obesity. But if you eat well, get plenty of exercise, and are still overweight, other issues may be at play. Keep reading to learn about the lesser-known causes of obesity.
Sep 1st, 2022
Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

When you got your Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, you were told it’s incurable. That’s still true. However, recent research shows you may be able to reverse it. Here’s what you should know.
Aug 10th, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Hoarse Voice

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Hoarse Voice

Whether you cheer for the Astros at the top of your lungs or sing your heart out in the shower, overuse can wreck your voice. But if your hoarseness doesn’t go away with rest, it could be more serious. Here’s when you need to seek help.
Jul 13th, 2022
Can I Still Get Pregnant if I Have PCOS?

Can I Still Get Pregnant if I Have PCOS?

To get pregnant, your reproductive system needs to be firing on all cylinders. But PCOS can put your ovaries out of commission. Keep reading to find out how PCOS affects fertility and what you can do about it.
Jun 1st, 2022
Tips for Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Tips for Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Finding out you have Type 1 diabetes changes your life — but it doesn’t have to stop you from living life on your own terms. Here are some changes you can make to manage your diabetes symptoms and live life to the fullest.
Feb 4th, 2022
How Vitamin D Affects Your Bones

How Vitamin D Affects Your Bones

Like a building’s beams and girders, your bones give your body structure and support, so it’s important to keep them strong. There are many factors involved in bone health — here’s how vitamin D plays an important role.
Jan 13th, 2022
Does Menopause Cause Osteoporosis?

Does Menopause Cause Osteoporosis?

When you reach menopause, you may have to deal with some uncomfortable changes — hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings to name a few. Do you have to worry about osteoporosis, too? Find out here.
Nov 14th, 2021
The Link Between Klinefelter Syndrome and Low T

The Link Between Klinefelter Syndrome and Low T

Age, injury, and disease can contribute to a drop in testosterone level, but if you have Klinefelter syndrome, you may have been destined for low T before birth. Learn more about this genetic condition and how it affects testosterone.
Oct 13th, 2021
Is Osteoporosis Reversible?

Is Osteoporosis Reversible?

Learning that your bones are losing mass and density can crack the foundation of your body and your life — figuratively and literally. Can you stop osteoporosis? Reverse it? Find out here.
Sep 9th, 2021
Tips for Preventing Diabetes

Tips for Preventing Diabetes

Ask anyone who has to test their blood sugar or take insulin therapy — they will tell you to avoid diabetes if at all possible. But you can take steps to prevent the condition. Here’s how you can sidestep diabetes.
Aug 13th, 2021

The Many Signs of Parathyroid Disease

An overall feeling of malaise is difficult to describe and challenging to diagnose, but it’s one of the key symptoms of parathyroid disease. Here are some other signs you might suffer from this serious condition.
Jul 21st, 2021

Unusual Hair Growth and Menopause: What's the Link?

A little peach fuzz on a woman’s skin adds softness to her complexion, but when it comes in darker and thicker and looks like it needs a shave, it may be hirsutism — and menopause may be the culprit. Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 23rd, 2021

4 Types of Adrenal Disease

Just above your kidneys, you have a couple of tiny adrenal glands that have a big job. The hormones they produce control several vital bodily functions, so when something goes awry, it can be serious. Here are the four major adrenal diseases.
May 23rd, 2021

What Causes Hypocalcemia?

You’ve heard all your life that it’s important to drink milk so you get your calcium, and you drank your fair share. But was it enough? Do you have hypocalcemia — low levels of calcium? Here, we explore the various culprits that rob you of calcium.
Apr 15th, 2021

Signs of Low Testosterone You May Not Be Aware Of

Losing interest in sex is classic sign of low testosterone, but it’s not the only one. Learn the lesser-known symptoms of male hormone imbalance so you can spot the signs and get treatment.
Mar 18th, 2021

5 Tips for Combating High Cholesterol

You’ve heard it said that too much of a good thing can be bad, and it’s certainly true of cholesterol. Although your body needs some cholesterol to function properly, an excess can cause health problems. Here’s how to keep your cholesterol in check.
Feb 17th, 2021

Can I Prevent Osteoporosis?

Does it seem as though you’re shrinking? It may not be your imagination. Osteoporosis not only robs your bone density, but it can also steal an inch or two from your height. Find out if you’re at risk for osteoporosis and whether you can prevent it.
Jan 29th, 2021

How We Help You Manage Your Diabetes

Millions of Americans have diabetes and need to take certain steps to protect their health. Our team of physicians offers highly personalized treatment programs to help you stay healthy and maintain your quality of life. Read on to learn how we help.
Dec 21st, 2020

November is American Diabetes Month

From the American Diabetes Association: “November is #AmericanDiabetesMonth. It’s our chance to show the world what life with diabetes is really like. Every year, our community comes together to ring the alarm on the diabetes epidemic.
Nov 15th, 2020

Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is Menopause? Menopause occurs when the ovaries steadily decline in the amount of estrogen they produce over time. This usually occurs in women in their 40s to 50s during which their menstrual periods come to an end.
Oct 16th, 2020

Male Hypogonadism (Low T)

What is low T? Male hypogonadism, also known as low T (low testosterone), is a common problem in males with our modern lifestyle. When women undergo a lot of stress like sickness, weight loss, death in the family, etc.
Oct 8th, 2020


What is Hypercalcemia? Hypercalcemia is a disorder of calcium homeostasis with an excessive amount of calcium in the blood/serum.
Aug 27th, 2020


What is fatigue? Fatigue is a nonspecific term usually used to describe various symptoms including generalized weakness, difficulty in initiating or continuing day to day activities, difficulty with concentration or memory, difficulty with emotional...
Aug 20th, 2020

Thyroid Nodules

Have you ever been diagnosed with a thyroid nodule or goiter? These are very common. A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid, and the word goiter simply means the thyroid is enlarged.
Aug 13th, 2020

Primary Hyperparathyroidism

What are the Parathyroid Glands? The parathyroid glands are four tiny glands in the neck on the underside of the thyroid gland. They produce parathyroid hormone, which is responsible for regulating blood calcium and phosphorus levels.
Jul 23rd, 2020


Before starting today’s post, we wanted to first urge all of our existing and future patients to stay safe. Houston has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and we want all of our patients...
Jul 1st, 2020

Mask Shortages

During this national health emergency for COVID-19, we are facing a mask shortage affecting all of our healthcare providers around the country. In an effort to assist our colleagues in being able to provide the high level...
Mar 20th, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Update

An open letter to all of our Endocrine Center patients. As questions and concerns arise about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we wanted to spend today sharing our policy surrounding the disease.
Mar 12th, 2020


The parathyroid gland is the chief regulator of calcium and phosphorous in the body. Maintaining calcium levels in a normal range is important for bone health, muscular health and appropriate neurological function.
Mar 5th, 2020

Drug Safety Communication for Belviq (lorcaserin)

A Message to our Patients. On February 13, 2020, the FDA issued a drug safety message requesting withdrawal of Belviq (generic name lorcaserin) from the US market as a result of post-marketing studies that showed a small increased risk of cancer...
Feb 27th, 2020

Reactive Hypoglycemia

Today’s blog post is an informational piece about reactive hypoglycemia from Dr. Maria Lee. Dr. Lee practices out of two of our Houston area locations. Signs and Symptoms of Reactive Hypoglycemia
Feb 20th, 2020

Clinical Research

In today’s blog, I am going to talk about the research here at The Endocrine Center. We are conducting state of the art diabetes and low testosterone (low T) research studies in the Houston area.
Feb 13th, 2020

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Today, we are going to talk about Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s Disease. What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
Feb 5th, 2020

Diabetic Patients- A Note From Dr Amer Al-Karadsheh

DEAR NEW DIABETIC PATIENTS, Research shows that the vast majority of patients newly diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus type II or Prediabetes already had significant CVD “Cardiovascular disease” at the time of diagnosis.
Jun 1st, 2019