An endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in treating people with disorders of the endocrine gland, such as diabetes, and other problems like thyroid diseases and hormonal disorders. In many cases, your endocrinologist may become your primary doctor for managing your diabetes.
Michael F. Magpile, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursScripps Clinic Rancho San Diego
10862 Calle Verde
La Mesa, CA 91941
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Besides LDL cholesterol, what factors determine my risk of heart disease?
In addition to the lipid abnormalities nicely outlined above, advanced age, high blood pressure, high blood sugar or diabetes, smoking, and a family history of heart disease are all risk factors that have been found to be associated with an increased incidence of heart attack and stroke.
How is "short bowel syndrome" related to Crohn's disease?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
Surgery is often needed to fight Crohn's disease, a form of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in which inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract develops. Up to 60 percent of people with Crohn's need surgery within the first eight to 10 years with this disease.
One of the side effects from Crohn's surgery is the problem called "short bowel syndrome". When part of the intestine has to be removed, that may affect your ability to properly absorb certain nutrients. This condition can worsen if you have to undergo more surgery, removing more of your intestine. In Crohn's, such need for repeated surgery happens in up to 60 percent of patients.
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