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Cortisol Imbalance

This month we discuss cortisol which affects our metabolism, controls our blood pressure, and regulates inflammation.  
Jun 1st, 2024
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What is osteoporosis and what lifestyle things can you do to help.
May 1st, 2024
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Hoarseness and The Thyroid Gland 

Although your hoarse voice can stem from several different causes, at Palmetto Endocrinology, we often see patients with a hoarse voice related to thyroid nodules and dysfunction.
Feb 1st, 2024
Palmetto & Moon

Winter Blues

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone has had a joyful and meaningful holiday season.  During the winter months, many people find themselves feeling down. Whether it’s due to the cold weather, shorter days, the holidays coming to an end or reminders of missed l
Jan 2nd, 2024
Christmas Thymus


We explore some of the complexities of the thymus gland.
Dec 1st, 2023


This month we are talking about black and blue discolorations. Bruises, also called contusions, form when an injury damages your blood vessels and makes them leak. An endocrine problem that can causing bruises is Cushing's.
Nov 1st, 2023
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Whenever hormones tip out of balance, there are consequences, including hirsutism, or excessive hair growth in women. 
Oct 1st, 2023

Pituitary Adenomas

This month we are going to discuss pituitary adenomas. Pituitary adenomas are the most common tumor type in the pituitary gland.
Sep 1st, 2023
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Light and Sleep

This month we discuss how light can affect the way we sleep and why sleep is so important.
Aug 1st, 2023
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Hurthle Cell Cancer of the Thyroid

There are several types of cancer that can affect the thyroid gland. This month I’m going to talk about Hurthle (HEERTH-hul) cell cancer. It is a rare cancer that is also called Hurthle cell carcinoma or oxyphilic cell carcinoma. Hurthle cell cancer can be
Apr 1st, 2023
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Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance has been in the news a great deal lately, but there are a lot of misconceptions. Here at Palmetto Endocrinology, we keep abreast of all the latest information coming available and will always try to help you to make an informed decision.
Mar 1st, 2023
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Brain Fog

An overview of causes of brain fog.
Oct 1st, 2022
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Low Testosterone

This month we review the signs and symptoms of male hypogonadism, as well as an overview of causes and different treatments.
Jun 1st, 2022


We review the signs, symptoms, treatment and pathophysiology of hyperparathyroidism.
Sep 1st, 2021

Conn’s Syndrome

This month we are going to be talking about Conn’s Syndrome, a disease caused by a tumor in the adrenal glands that is producing too much of the hormone aldosterone.
Jun 1st, 2021
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3 Vital Functions of Your Endocrine System

An unhealthy endocrine system can mean trouble for your body, because it is responsible for many different functions. Let us take a look at why the endocrine system is so important, its most important roles, and how you can help keep it in tip-top shape.
Mar 2nd, 2021
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Hyperthyroidism and You

If you are hyperthyroid you may notice symptoms of irritability, fatigue, increased sweating, anxiety, tremors and racing heart.
Aug 3rd, 2020
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Why You Need a Doctor You Can Trust

With all the information available on the internet, and only a click away, it is important to have a doctor that can help you navigate and make sense of what is factual information.
Apr 2nd, 2020