The care was highly professional, very supportive and very effective. Dr. Yeh took out 2 parathyroid glands that were hyper. The title descriptors are true of UCLA Health in general in my experience My wife also had life saving care at UCLA.
My doctor and I had been in the "watchful waiting" mode for 10 years, monitoring the levels of PTH and calcium in my blood. The levels were above normal for years, but hovered at the same place, a little high, but not an urgent situation requiring surgery. That is until [...]
A routine blood draw ordered by my hormone doctor showed I had an elevated calcium level. This led the doctor to test the level of my parathyroid hormone which also tested high. At this point, suspecting parathyroid issues, I was referred to a general surgeon and had a Sestamibi Scan [...]
https://youtu.be/u4A_nDs4_JM 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 [...]