Items Tagged ‘osteopenia’

June 26, 2019

Hope and Encouragment

By Kathleen Kathleen

I was a Kaiser patient 2 and a half year ago, I had an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy. I had osteopenia and getting worse. After an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy, they did a test to find where it was. Then I was referred to a surgeon who discouraged further surgery. When I turned 65 I had a onetime opportunity […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, osteopenia, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


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


February 26, 2018

Unexpected Occurence

By MissM MissM

I found out my Calcium levels were very high through a blood test, but I really didn’t feel anything different. I figured that since everything felt normal, the long list of procedures following this diagnosis wasn’t necessary at that time. Though, following a second blood test revealing high Calcium levels again, I was encouraged to […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, blood test, bone density test, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, exercising, motion sickness, osteopenia, osteoporosis, parathyroid, patient stories, surgery


June 16, 2017

Quick and simple

By mlg22 mlg22

I found out I had high calcium levels in my blood. I wanted to find the best doctor and was referred to Dr. Yeh. I had an operation that would help prevent osteoporosis or osteopenia. It was quick and simple. The operation itself only took 20 -30 minutes although with prep time I was there […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, high calcium levels, osteopenia, osteoporosis, patient stories


October 24, 2016

Parathroid tumors

By carenfindlay carenfindlay

Three years ago I was shocked to learn that I had a kidney stone which was large and required a medical procedure to remove. I was told that my calcium was too high , vitamin D was too low and I was starting with osteopenia.I was referred to a urologist and a kidney specialist, who […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, kidney stone, osteopenia, parathyroid tumor, parathyroid tumors, patient stories, urologist


For some osteoporosis, bone-loss drugs may be worse than nothing

April 22, 2016

For some osteoporosis, bone-loss drugs may be worse than nothing

By uclahealth uclahealth

  For more than two decades, bisphosphonates, better known via television ads as Fosamax and Boniva, have been the go-to prescription drug for people with osteoporosis. The drugs are supposed to strengthen bone and reduce fracture risk in people post-50. But for one leading cause of the bone-loss disease, a condition called hyperparathyroidism, it turns […]

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Tags: bisphosphonates, bone density, Boniva, Dr. Michael Yeh, Fosamax, hyperparathyroidism, minimally invasive surgery, osteopenia, osteoporosis, overactive glands, parathyroid glands, parathyroid surgery