Dr. Jack Merendino, MD

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, The George Washington Univesity School of Medicine. Chairman, Endocrine Section, Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Location:

  • Bethesda, MD

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A debilitating condition called Charcot foot is often missed among the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, doctors say.

    The condition is highly treatable, but if left alone it can lead to permanent deformity, disability, surgery and even am...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    First, let me give a quick explanation of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means that the body is not responding as well to insulin-the insulin made by the body itself, or insulin injected as a treatment for diabetes-as well as it should. Someone with insulin resistance may require two or three...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    What’s even riskier than being overweight? Carrying excess fat around your middle. “Apple-shaped” people are at greater risk for insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses than those who are “pear-shaped” and carry more of their fat on their hips and thighs. According...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study.

    "In view of the high prevalence of shift work among workers in the U.S.A. -- 35 percent among non-Hispanic blacks and 28 percent in non-Hispanic ...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    This is the kind of question that's bound to get anyone in trouble if he dare answer it! There are so many terrific places around the country where the endocrine care is superb, that there's no way to be comprehensive in giving a list, but you're sure to upset some fine institution if you leave them...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    This depends mostly on what medication is being used, but it also varies a great deal from one person to another. The most common class of antidepressant medications used in the United States are the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), including fluoextine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft),...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Jack Merendino, MD answered:
    The commonest form of hair loss is termed "androgenetic alopecia," meaning hair loss that is the result of exposure to male hormones ("androgens", the most important of which for this form of hair loss is dihydrotestosterone or DHT) in a genetically susceptible person. Androgenetic alopecia is therefore a hormone...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's widely accepted that people with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin, a new study suggests otherwise: Roughly one-third produce the hormone long after they are diagnosed.

    Residual insulin production can last for more than four decades...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a big contributor to type 2 diabetes, but Asian-Americans may need to pile on fewer excess pounds to develop the disease than other groups do, according to new guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

    The ADA has now lo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

    How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to ...Full Article

  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    There are other treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED). Alprostadil is a medication that improves blood flow to the penis and improves erections. It can be given either by injection (Caverject and other brands) at the base of the penis or by putting an alprostadil gel (brand name MUSE) d...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Medications commonly contribute to erectile dysfunction (ED). By far the most common are various blood pressure medications, including clonidine (brand name Catapres) and the many beta-blocker drugs, among others. Diuretics, which are often used in the treatment of hypertension, may also worsen ED. You might be...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    In addition to a lower libido in response to certain medicines, women have their own issues with sexual function and diabetes. Diabetes increases the likelihood of vaginal yeast infections, especially if the blood sugar levels are not well controlled. This can cause itching, burning, and pain.

    Although...Read More
  • Jack Merendino, MD - Bethesda, MD - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    Cholesterol and triglycerides are the two major forms of fat that circulate in the blood, and together they are referred to as lipids. You know that oil and water don't mix, and so it is with cholesterol or triglycerides and blood. These fats don't dissolve in the blood, but are packaged into particles...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Technology can ease some of the burden of managing diabetes, possibly getting blood sugar levels within safe ranges more often, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    People with diabetes don't make or use the hormon...Full Article