Blog Articles

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

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
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