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Fatigue and Its Impact on Your Daily Life Sep 1st, 2021

Modern life can feel exhausting, especially when you’re juggling family, work, and a social life. But, if you constantly struggle with daytime fatigue, physical weakness, or brain fog, you shouldn’t ignore it. As an experienced endocrinologist, Dr. Rohit Dwivedi sees patients on a regular basis who live with fatigue-causing conditions....

Constipated? It Could Be Hashimoto’s Disease Aug 1st, 2021

If you’ve ever experienced constipation, you know the discomfort it can cause. While occasional problems are usually easy to manage, chronic constipation can interfere with daily life and lead to additional complications, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fecal impaction, and even rectal prolapse. Unfortunately, many people find it too embarrassing to...

Adjusting to Life With Diabetes Jul 14th, 2021

Learning you have diabetes can come as a shock. When you have this condition, you have too much sugar (glucose) in your blood.  Your cells use glucose for energy, so it may not seem like a problem to have high levels in your body. However, having consistently high blood sugar...

Five Signs of Adrenal Fatigue Jun 2nd, 2021

Technically speaking, the term “adrenal fatigue” isn’t a medical diagnosis. Instead, it describes a variety of symptoms related to hormone insufficiencies associated with your adrenal glands.  Your adrenal glands make hormones that regulate several essential life functions, from your metabolism and immune system to your blood pressure and stress response....

Alcoholic vs. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease May 18th, 2021

The liver is truly an unsung hero when it comes to keeping your body running smoothly. That’s because this cone-shaped organ processes all of the blood leaving your stomach and intestines.  As blood passes through your liver, the blood and substances it carries get broken down, balanced, and metabolized into...

Adjusting to Life With Hashimoto’s Disease: Medical Care and Lifestyle Supports Apr 12th, 2021

Thyroid disorders affect approximately 20 million Americans. But these conditions have unique causes, symptoms, and treatments. For example, Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes your body to attack your thyroid, causing damage that impacts its function. The problem with Hashimoto’s disease is that you may not notice signs...

Don’t Ignore These Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mar 14th, 2021

There are several forms of diabetes, but Type 2 is by far the most common. This disease develops when your blood sugar (glucose) gets too high. In the past, people referred to Type 2 diabetes as adult-onset diabetes. While it does occur most often in people 45 or older, anyone...

Telltale Signs of Thyroid Disease Feb 9th, 2021

A healthy thyroid is usually the size of two thumbs, joined at their bases to form a V. But, despite this diminutive size, it makes and releases hormones involved in several vital bodily functions, including:  Metabolism Heart rate Muscles and digestion Brain development Bone maintenance Because of the complex role...

When to See a Doctor About Fatigue Jan 17th, 2021

Feeling tired or exhausted is a common problem. In fact, approximately 43% of Americans report being too tired to function at work. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s normal. At Sonoran Endocrinology, Dr. Rohit Dwivedi can help you get to the bottom of persistent fatigue. Whether you feel...

Heavy Periods and Pelvic Pain: Is It PCOS? Dec 8th, 2020

A woman’s body requires a wide range of hormones to function properly. When the levels remain balanced, all of our systems hum along efficiently. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for this delicate system to get thrown out of sync, especially when it comes to the regulation of menstruation. One common...

5 Common Signs of a Hormone Imbalance Nov 12th, 2020

Most people associate hormonal imbalances with women because of their role in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. However, there are numerous hormones that can cause imbalances in both men and women, including those associated with insulin, thyroid, adrenals, and pituitary glands. At Sonoran Endocrinology, Dr. Rohit Dwivedi specializes in endocrinology...

Signs of an Overactive Thyroid Oct 15th, 2020

Our bodies are complex machines that require a variety of hormones to function properly. These tiny molecules regulate everything from blood pressure and hunger to sexual desire and reproduction. Your thyroid gland plays a crucial role in your endocrine system. This small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck...

Appetite Changes and Diabetes Sep 2nd, 2020

Diabetes is a chronic disease that limits your body’s ability to manage the glucose (sugar) in your blood. In 2018, approximately 34 million Americans had diabetes, but only about 27 million of them knew about their diagnosis. Many are living with diabetes and don’t know it. Unfortunately, uncontrolled blood sugar...

Is Fatty Liver Disease Curable? Aug 3rd, 2020

Fatty liver disease is becoming a growing problem worldwide, impacting approximately 25% of the world’s population.  When you have fatty liver disease, more than 5% of your liver contains fat. Without treatment, fatty liver disease can progress cause significant scarring — a condition called cirrhosis — and can damage more...

Adrenal Problems and Fatigue Jul 6th, 2020

You may have heard of the adrenal glands at some point in your life, but how much do you know about them? Most of us know very little, but these important glands make several essential hormones, including cortisol and epinephrine. When they make too much or not enough of these...

5 Major Signs You May Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Jun 23rd, 2020

People rarely talk about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but this hormonal disorder affects up to 27% of women during their childbearing years — or 10 million women worldwide. While the name “polycystic ovary syndrome” refers to the small cysts that can form within your ovaries, you can still have PCOS...

Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It? May 13th, 2020

Type 2 diabetes is a common problem affecting more than 30 million American adults, and an additional 84.1 million have prediabetes. Having an undiagnosed blood sugar disorder, like prediabetes, may not seem serious. But, even mildly elevated blood sugar levels can cause nerve, kidney, and retina damage. And without treatment,...

How a Thyroid Imbalance Can Affect Your Health and What You Can Do About It Apr 29th, 2020

Approximately 20 million Americans live with some type of thyroid disease, but up to 60% have no idea they have an issue. This little gland found at the base of your neck may be relatively small, but it makes essential hormones that impact every cell, organ, and tissue in your...

5 Reasons to Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy Mar 13th, 2020

You may have received conflicting information about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from friends or family, making it challenging to know whether it's right for you. When administered by a qualified medical professional and carefully managed in an individualized manner to address your needs, HRT can improve how you feel and...