Items Tagged ‘blood calcium levels’

July 2, 2018

Journey from a Caterpillar (Pre-Operation) to a Butterfly (Recovery)

By butterfly62 tracymays16

I have been on hemodialysis for 15 years, which gave me fluctuating parathyroid issues. Due to abnormal blood calcium levels, my nephrologist recommended that I visit Dr. Yeh. I held off on surgery for a while because I was preoccupied with another surgery the past year. Though, I knew that forgoing treatment would put me […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, blood calcium levels, cardiologist, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, heart problems, hemodialysis, nephrologist, parathyroid, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 13, 2018

Hyperthyroidism

By S landlubber355

My story is that I was diagnosed with Primary Hyperthyroidism by my primary care doctor and the VA. I read up on the disease, and became familiar with it. Meanwhile, My blood calcium levels were increasing, and my vitamin D level was decreasing. I was heading for trouble. I decided to research it, and came […]

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Tags: benign, blood calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, parathyroid tumors, patient stories, primary care doctor, Primary Hyperthyroidism, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center, vitamin D


January 5, 2018

I’m So Glad I Didn’t Wait Any Longer

By Jules julesdmiller

During a routine physical in 2007, my doctor noticed something around my thyroid region and recommended that I begin monitoring it with an endocrinologist. At my endocrinologist, I received an Ultrasound where by chance, he discovered that I had an enlarged parathyroid gland. Through a blood test, I found out that my blood Calcium levels […]

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Tags: blood calcium levels, blood test, bone density, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgeon, endocrinologist, enlarged parathyroid gland, exercise, kidney stones, osteoporosis, patient stories, pre-op