Online Medical Information about Endocrine Disorders
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Who is an Endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist is commonly known as the Hormone Doctor. There is a misconception about Hormones in the general public. People often think of hormones as estrogen and testosterone and that's all. They don't realize there are many more hormones in the body and every organ system in the body is controlled by hormones. Consequently, your health greatly depends on the normal functioning of your hormones.
An Endocrinologist is an MD (or MBBS) who after completing three years of clinical training in Internal Medicine, receives another two years of specialized clinical training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
What is a Hormone?
A hormone is a chemical produced in one part of the body that gets into blood circulation and exerts its affects on distant organs in the body.
The amount of a hormone produced is tightly regulated. There is an extraordinary system of "checks and balances" that ensures the normal production of hormones from day to day.
Manifestations of Hormonal disorders
An over-production or under-production of hormones adversely affects your body, giving rise to a variety of diseases, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders and osteoporosis, just to name a few.
Disorders of hormones can affect various parts of your body, giving rise to a large number of symptoms, such as fatigue, body aches and pains, excessive urination, excessive thirst, weight loss, weight gain, heat intolerance, cold intolerance, dizziness, headaches, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, palpitations, chest pain, cholesterol abnormalities, hair loss, bone fractures, menstrual irregularities, impotence, nervousness, insomnia, anxiety, depression and many more. In fact, almost any symptom in the body can be a manifestation of an endocrine disorder.
Dr. Zaidi, a Leading Endocrinologist
Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, is a leading endocrinologist in the U.S. He is an expert on Diabetes, Thyroid, Vitamin D, Parathyroid, Osteoporosis, Metabolic Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and other Endocrine Disorders.
Dr. Zaidi is currently the director of the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center. He is also a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Zaidi believes in treating every patient as an unique individual and not just another patient.
He fully understands how different parts of the body interact and affect each other - the Body functions as one unit. Therefore, Dr. Zaidi employs an in-depth, comprehensive approach in treating his patients compared to the usual band-aid, tunnel vision, one shoe fits all approach.
Dr. Zaidi loves to teach. He's been a guest speaker at medical conferences and also frequently lectures the public on medical topics such as diabetes. He is former director of the Endocrine Clinic at the Olive-View UCLA Medical Center where he taught resident physicians undergoing training in Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Dr. Zaidi has educational videos, which you can watch at YouTube.com
Dr. Zaidi is the author of the following books:"Take Charge of Your Diabetes." This book describes a revolutionary plan to treat diabetes and prevent its complications.
"Power of Vitamin D," contains an indepth, most useful and practical knowledge about vitamin D.
His latest book, "Stress Cure Now" just got released.This is a ground breaking book that describes a powerful 3-step plan to cure stress without medications.
Dr. Zaidi has also published numerous articles in prestigious medical journals as well as online.
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An Open-Minded Physician
Dr. Zaidi is an open-minded physician. He looks at all possible sources to help his patients. Therefore, he not only promotes a modern medical approach, but also embraces vitamins, herbs, yoga and other techniques centered around the Mind-Body connection.
Dr. Zaidi believes in a comprehensive approach rather than a fragmented approach.
GLUPRIDE Multi - Multivitamin for Diabetics
With this approach, Dr. Zaidi became one of the pioneers to explore the efficacy of vitamins/herbs in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.
As a result of his extensive research, Dr. Zaidi put together vitamins/herbs that act by reducing insulin resistance, the root cause of Type 2 diabetes. This led to the formulation of Glupride Multi.
As these vitamins/herbs do not act by increasing insulin production (compared to some herbs that do actually increase insulin production), there is no risk for low blood sugar. Thousands of patients have benefited from Glupride Multi.
Each bottle contains 60 tablets
Price : US $ 44.95 per bottle
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VITAMIN D3 - SUBLINGUAL
How much Vitamin D to take?
It varies from person to person. That's why Dr. Zaidi does not believe in "One-size-fits-all recommendation on vitamin D. He has developed a scientific strategy: Get your Vitamin D level checked and start vitamin D supplement, based on the table in his ground breaking book, "Power of Vitamin D."
What type of Vitamin D? - D3 or D2?
Dr. Zaidi recommends vitamin D 3 as this is the type of vitamin D that we get from sun exposure, which is the main source of vitamin D. On the other hand, vitamin D2 is of plant origin and is only a minor source of vitamin D under normal physiological conditions.
Sublingual Vitamin D versus Oral Vitamin D
Dr. Zaidi recommends SUBLINGUAL route for absorption as compared to oral ingestion.
Why? Because sublingual absorption takes vitamin D directly into the systemic circulation as does vitamin D from skin. In contrast vitamin D from oral ingestion is absorbed into the portal circulation from the intestines, which takes it to the liver first before entering into the systemic circulation.
In this way oral ingestion is not physiological and sublingual absorption is physiological. This becomes even more important in people who have problems with digestion, take medications that can interfere with the intestinal absorption of vitamin D and people with stomach bypass surgery including those with lap-band procedures.
jafer Nutritional Products, in collaboration with Dr. Zaidi, now makes available a high quality Vitamin D3 formula for Sublingual absorption.
Each tablet contains 5000 IU of Vitamin D3.
Each bottle of Vitamin D3 - Sublingual contains 120 tablets.
Price: US $ 19.95 per bottle
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