Blog, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Women's Health

Everything you need to know about Postpartum Thyroiditis

While many are unaware of the condition, thyroiditis is relatively common – affecting around 200,000 people per year. Thyroiditis causes inflammation of the thyroid gland, located in the neck, which produces the thyroid hormone that controls the metabolism. The condition is not painful, but has a range of negative effects, including anxiety, sudden weight change, […]

Blog, Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology

16 Foods That Can Help You Control Your Diabetes

Eating a diabetes-friendly diet is extremely important to help keep your blood sugar levels under control. Diabetes that is not controlled or properly managed increases your risk of several serious health conditions, including heart disease, obesity and macular degeneration. However, eating foods that help you control your blood sugar, insulin and inflammation can dramatically reduce your risk of developing complications.

Blog, Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome And What Do I Do If I Have It?

At Westchester Health, some of our female patients come to us complaining of irregular or missed periods, and they want to know if this is a signal of an underlying condition that needs attention. After taking a medical history and performing tests, what we find in many cases is that these patients have polycystic ovary syndrome […]

Blog, Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology

What’s The Difference Between Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes?

At Westchester Health, we have a number of patients who come to us with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. What concerns us is that many of them aren’t sure which type they have, and/or don’t know the difference between the two. As endocrinologists, we thought we’d offer the following information about both types of […]

Blog, Endocrinology

As A Woman, Am I At Risk of Cushing’s Disease?

From time to time at Westchester Health, patients come to us having been diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a rare endocrine disorder caused by abnormally excessive amounts of the hormone cortisol. It can also be caused by excessive growth of the pituitary gland, known as hyperplasia. Cushing’s disease mostly affects women, but men and even children can also develop […]

Blog, Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics

Does Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes? 8 Ways To Know.

If you’re the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, you know how challenging this disease can be, from giving injections to counting carbohydrates to monitoring blood sugar. At Westchester Health, we have many patients with this condition and are very experienced at helping our parents and young patients (when old enough) adequately manage […]

Blog, Endocrinology

Does A Large Waist Mean You Have A Metabolic Disorder?

Here at Westchester Health, we often get questions from our patients wanting to know the difference between metabolic syndrome, metabolic disorder and metabolic diseases. Since there seems to be some confusion, we thought we’d offer this blog as a way to clarify these conditions that, if left untreated, pose serious risks to your health, particularly diabetes and […]

Blog, Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Podiatry

8 Best Ways To Prevent Foot Problems Caused By Diabetes

As a podiatrist with Westchester Health, I see a lot of foot problems caused by diabetes, because these tend to be among the most common complications associated with diabetes. Some of my patients take good care of their feet, but sadly, some do not. If not managed properly, diabetes can cause irreversible damage to the […]

Diabetes Education, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infants/Toddlers, Kids, Parents, Pediatric Endocrinology, Teens

8 Signs That Your Child Might Have Type 1 Diabetes

Has your child been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? If so, don’t panic. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we have many patients with this condition and are very experienced at helping parents learn how to cope with this challenging chronic disease, as well as teaching our patients (when old enough) to manage it themselves. What we […]