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Hormone Basics, Thyroid, Osteoporosis, Diabetes - Dr. Shira Grock

By Faraz Khan

In this episode we discuss the basics of the main hormones in the male and female body: Testosterone and Estrogen. We discuss levels of Testosterone and Estrogen in the male and female body. We discuss levels of Estrogen before menopause, during menopause and after menopause.  We discuss Thyroid testing with TSH, T4 and T3 hormones. Dr. Grock explains how to determine if you have a thyroid deficiency, and the various tests to test for the deficiency, and some of the medications. We discuss Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, and what causes these conditions. We discuss how to test for these conditions, and how up to 50% of women post menopause could have one of these conditions. We also discuss drugs in the market for these conditions. Finally, we discuss Diabetes. Dr. Grock explains the two types: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. We discuss the many complications diabetes can cause, the different tests to determine if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic. Finally we talk pharma drugs that can be used to control diabetes, including Metformin, Glipizide and other newer drugs. We also discuss lifestyle changes you can make to control your blood sugar. Finally, Dr. Grock shares her best anti-aging hacks that we can benefit from.

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