Items Tagged ‘calcium’

December 21, 2018

I Feel Like a Different Person

By Tuxedo Tuxedo

I had no health conditions – no diagnoses and no medications. I have worked in mental health and am employed by a company that owns 200 hospitals. Often in more rural areas they have trouble locating someone to be the director. I assist with this and also help them get ready for surveys. A year […]

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Tags: A-Fib, adenoma, calcium, congestive heart failure, Dr. Michael Yeh, EKG, kidney, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

September 12, 2018

A Really Good Decision

By Lefty Lefty

I did not experience any symptoms but since I have scoliosis, I had some xrays that revealed some osteopenia. My primary care physician ran some tests and noticed my calcium was high. He referred me to an endocrinologist who ran a scan and then referred me to Dr. Yeh. I had an adenoma and a […]

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Tags: adenoma, anesthesiologist, calcium, cyst, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, osteopenia, patient stories, primary care physician, scoliosis, surgery

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

July 18, 2018

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it’s not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they’re used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, by providing nutrients and textures that are comparable to beef, chicken and other meat. If you feel […]

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Tags: almond milk, calcium, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, food, food choices, foods, healthy diet, meat

April 26, 2018

I Got My Energy Back

By Miles Miles

I felt sharp pains in my stomach for several days. The pain continued to escalate so I called 911 and they took me to the emergency room. I was put in an induced coma for several weeks and when I woke up I could not walk or lift my hands. They did scans and found […]

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Tags: calcium, Dr. Masha Livhits, emergency room, low energy, parathyroid tumor, patient stories, Sharp pains

Ask the Doctors - If I get enough Vitamin D, do I need the supplements?

April 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – If I get enough Vitamin D, do I need the supplements?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Should I take large doses of Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis? This is an excellent question.  Vitamin D appears to be a wonder vitamin in regard to health.  For whatever ails you, it seems, vitamin D is the cure. Vitamin D is so crucial for healthy bones that deficiencies in children lead to […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bone health, calcium, cancer, Dr. Robert Ashley, fracture risk, heart attacks, osteoporosis, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency

April 12, 2018

Journey with a Parathyroid Adenoma

By pickle pickle

At my age of 84, I was a bit apprehensive going under anesthesia for surgery. However, it was the best option for me, and looking back I am happy to say that everything went smoothly. Dr. Yeh is extremely personable, and my family enjoyed interacting with him throughout the journey. 2 years ago, my blood […]

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Tags: adenoma, anesthesia, benign tumor, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, osteoporosis, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, patient stories, surgery

March 28, 2018

#1 Top Choice Surgeon

By Eagle Eagle

I did a lot of my own research online before having parathyroid surgery. Originally I thought I would go to Tampa, Florida. But as I continued my research, I found videos of Dr. Michael Yeh. I saw that he was experienced, he had a good reputation and he was local. After an initial visit, I […]

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Tags: calcium, Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Yeh, heart condition, minimally invasive, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, vitamin D

Ask the Doctors - Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

March 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I’m really worried — is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Unlike a vegetarian diet, which cuts out meat, poultry and fish, […]

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Tags: animal-based products, calcium, children, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, essential fatty acids, fish, growth milestones, health, iron, malnutrition

March 19, 2018

Rico’s Story

By Rico Rico

After 11 years of dialysis, I had a kidney transplant in October 2017. They found I had problems with my parathyroid so I had surgery for that. My calcium was high so in February 2018 I had surgery as my thyroid cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. The hospital staff at UCLA was very […]

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Tags: calcium, cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Livhits, kidney transplant, lymph nodes, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology

February 7, 2018

No More Fatigue


The physical effects of high blood Calcium levels progressively worsened over the past year, as I started feeling fatigued all the time. As a physical therapist, I’m normally very active and in my free time I enjoy participating in physical activity. However, I began to falling asleep at work and feeling low on energy. My […]

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Tags: abdominal cramping, anesthesia, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, fatigue, frequent urination, high blood calcium, patient stories, physical therapist