Items Tagged ‘blood pressure’

May 15, 2019

From NF to Adrenals

By JJoe JJoe

I was to start off by saying that I began my care with UCLA for treatment for Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1. My doctor at UCLA ordered a MRI which also showed a tumor growth on my adrenal glands, and was referred to Dr. Livhits. My 24 hour urine test also came back with numbers that […]

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Tags: adrenal glands, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1, patient stories, tumor growth, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

November 20, 2018

Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

By uclahealth uclahealth

“For the last 40 years I’ve directed a series of studies showing how powerful changes in diet and lifestyle can not only prevent disease, but help reverse it,” says Dr. Dean Ornish, creator of the UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program. Pictured is the care provider team. “When a patient is put on drugs to […]

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Tags: blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, diet, Integrated Medicine, lifestyle, UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine


October 15, 2018

Happy with Results

By Nana Nana

In 2008, my blood pressure went up after I had my first child. I exercised and it went down to normal. Then in 2011, I had my second child and it went up again. This time, exercise did not reduce it. My doctor thought it might be hormones so he sent me to Dr. Yen, […]

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Tags: blood pressure, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormones, irregular heartbeats, medications, patient stories, surgery, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


October 8, 2018

Trust UCLA and Your Doctors

By marco marco

I met with Dr. Livhits and she explained that I had a tumor on my adrenal gland. Having the tumor removed would regulate my potassium levels and blood pressure, so she recommended surgery. I am visiting 10 days following surgery and my blood pressure has gone down. My potassium level has improved and is getting […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland tumor, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, potassium levels, surgery, tumor, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


August 23, 2018

My Success Story with Surgeon Dr. Livhits

By Pon Pon

I had a pheochromocytoma tumor removed from my adrenal gland. The doctors and staff were very knowledgeable and skilled in their particular field and asked me a lot of questions about my particular situation. They also followed up and prepared me really well for the surgery, including the anesthesiologists and other staff members who were […]

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Tags: anesthesiologists, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, glucose levels, patient stories, Pheochromocytoma, pheochromocytoma tumor, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


August 20, 2018

Fantastic Team

By Roadrunner Roadrunner

My blood pressure was high and I was feeling dizzy. My blood work showed my potassium level was high. I needed to have adrenalectomy and I was referred to Dr. Livhits. The team was fantastic- everyone was professional and organized. I spent 2 days in the hospital. Its been two weeks since my surgery and […]

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Tags: adrenalectomy, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, potassium level


Ask the Doctors - Is controlled high blood pressure still a risk factor for a heart attack?

July 16, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is controlled high blood pressure still a risk factor for a heart attack?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I know that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and more. However, is it still considered a risk factor if it’s controlled with medicine? High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes because it damages the arteries that supply the heart and the brain, causing […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood pressure, blood pressure medication, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, systolic blood pressure


Father's Day Inspiration

July 13, 2018

Father’s Day Inspiration

By uclahealth uclahealth

“A few times in a physicians career there will be these transcendental moments that shape and inspire us,” says Dr. Michael Yeh, a surgeon at UCLA who was working on Father’s Day when a unique patient came in. “His blood pressure dropped suddenly in the middle of the night, so we operated on him to […]

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Tags: blood pressure, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peyman Benharash, Dr. Will Suh, ECMO, ECMO team, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, heart-lung bypass, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Pedro's Journey

May 15, 2018

Pedro’s Journey

By Pedro Pedro

I am writing this to give back a little of all I have received from Dr. Rastogi and his team. I have been a highly disciplined professional bodybuilder for over 25 years and participated in many international competitions. I was a stranger to health issues until, a few weeks before the most important international tournament […]

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Tags: blood pressure, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, health crisis, heart attack, intensive care unit, kidney failure, kidney infection, kidney transplant, patient stories


Ask the Doctors - How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

April 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worrisome is a mini-stroke?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: While my wife and I were working in the garden, she got dizzy and couldn’t understand what I was saying. The episode went away after a few minutes, but I took her to the ER anyway. The doctors there said she had experienced a TIA. What is that, and is it dangerous?   […]

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Tags: blood clot, blood pressure, cognitive lapse, diet, dizzy, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, ischemic strokes, medical emergency, mini stroke, smoking, stroke