Items Tagged ‘hormones’

Postpartum Depression: Early Diagnosis and Treatment are Key

July 16, 2019

Postpartum Depression: Early Diagnosis and Treatment are Key

By uclahealth uclahealth

During the postpartum period, new moms may be emotionally sensitive or experience mood swings. This is known as the “baby blues” period, and for many new moms it will usually subside after about two weeks. But at least one in nine new moms develop a more serious condition­­, postpartum depression, which can negatively impact the […]

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Tags: baby blues, hormones, mood swings, postpartum, postpartum blues, postpartum depression, sleep deprivation


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


April 29, 2018

I Won the Lottery

By Jennifer Jennifer

I was having a routine check with my gynecologist when she found a thyroid nodule. For about a year before I had been feeling anxiety but another doctor had dismissed it and told me I was fine. I won the lottery when I saw someone who understood hormones. I met Dr. Masha Livhits for a […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Dr. Masha Livhits, gynecologist, hormones, lymph nodes, patient stories, routine check, thyroid, thyroid nodule


Ask the Doctors - I'm past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

April 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I’m strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bones,” is a progressive disease in which bone mass is lost. As a result, […]

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Tags: Agility, Alcoholism, Anorexia, Balance, bone health, bone loss, Bone mass, Bones, cigarette smoking, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko


My Son's Brain Tumor

November 29, 2017

My Son’s Brain Tumor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying “C” is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn’t know what was going on.

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Tags: autistic children, biopsy, black outs, CT scan, Dr. Aria Fallah, emergency room, ER, featured, high functioning autistic, hormone changes, hormones, infectious disease


How obesity can affect a woman's ability to conceive

December 28, 2016

How obesity can affect a woman’s ability to conceive

By uclahealth uclahealth

You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women specifically, obesity also may be a contributing factor in infertility. If you are overweight and having […]

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Tags: activities, bariatric surgery, blood pressure, BMI, body mass index, conceive, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, excess weight, fertility, gestational diabetes, heart disease


First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

December 12, 2016

First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had breast cancer on one side, then it went to the other side, and a year later it spread to my pelvis,” says Heidi Chance, a 52-year-old breast cancer survivor who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to have her adrenal glands removed because they were creating excess steroid hormones. “Even though the […]

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Tags: adrenal glands, adrenalectomy, bilateral retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, hormones, patient stories, retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, steroid