You have Low testosterone: ” Now what? “

You have Low testosterone: ” Now what? “

You have Low testosterone: ” Now what? ” Dr. Scumpia says 1. Ask your doctor to check your testosterone level if you have any of the followings ; Low libido, impotence, depression, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, smaller size of your testicles, osteoporosis,...
You Have High Cholesterol, Now what?

You Have High Cholesterol, Now what?

You have High Cholesterol. “Now what?” Dr. Scumpia says: 1. Know your cholesterol even when you are young 2. If you have a family history of heart attacks and strokes before the age of 50 in men and before the age of 60 in women make sure you not only have...
New Guideline Says Calcium Safe From CVD Standpoint

New Guideline Says Calcium Safe From CVD Standpoint

Calcium is safe from a cardiovascular point of view “Now what ?” Dr. Scumpia says: 1. Try to take calcium in natural food ( dairy products ) as opposed to extra calcium 2. You need a total of 1,000 mg per day of calcium and 1,000 IU vitamin D 3. These...
You have high Cholesterol, Now what?

You have high Cholesterol, Now what?

Dr. Scumpia says: All adults need to have a cholesterol screen Depending on how high it is sometimes, even young people might need treatment If the cholesterol is high then a work up with your doctor will rule out other causes (diabetes,  liver , thyroid , kidney )...
TIRED ALL THE TIME? CHECK YOUR THYROID!

TIRED ALL THE TIME? CHECK YOUR THYROID!

TIRED ALL THE TIME? CHECK YOUR THYROID! Dr. Scumpia says: 1. Make sure you have your thyroid checked at every physical 2. If you plan to become pregnant make sure your thyroid is checked thoroughly since there are new normal for pregnant patients. If you are taking...
Austin Thyroid Now Offers FibroScan

Austin Thyroid Now Offers FibroScan

FibroScan : The Consistent, Painless Approach to Liver Management Austin Thyroid & Endocrinology now offers FibroScan®, an accurate, non-invasive, painless aid for managing patients with liver disease. FibroScan is FDA-approved for clinical management of patients...
Your heart skipped a beat. Now What?

Your heart skipped a beat. Now What?

Your heart skipped a beat…Now What? Dr. Scumpia says: 1. Since now you know form the slide show a lot more about the heart remember that any sign involving the heart should immediately be brought to the attention of your doctor 2. Some of these symptoms may be...
Things That Can Damage Your Liver

Things That Can Damage Your Liver

Things that damage your liver: Sugar, Herbal Supplements, Excess weight, Excess Vitamin A, Soft drinks, Acetaminophen, Trans Fats, and even moderate alcohol. Now what ? Dr. Scumpia Says: 1.Fatty liver is the rapidly becoming the leading cause of cirrhosis ( end stage...