Understanding Weight Gain Related to Hypothyroidism

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 5/28/19 9:07 AM

Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain hormones. It’s estimated that nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 12 may be living with hypothyroidism. Below, Dr. Harshit Shah, an endocrinologist with Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield, explains how hypothyroidism can impact weight gain. 

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Q&A With Dr. Kuldip Sandhu

Posted by Brianna Nguyen on 5/10/19 10:15 AM

Talking about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be as uncomfortable as its symptoms. However, IBS is a relatively common condition affecting about 20 percent of the U.S. population, according to Dr. Kuldip Sandhu, an expert gastroenterologist with Mercy Medical Group. Dr. Sandhu answers important questions about IBS below.

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What Is Ulcerative Colitis?

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 4/25/19 4:35 PM

If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UC affects as many as 246 of every 100,000 Americans. But what is UC and what can be done about it?

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Ask the Expert: Tips for Managing Toddler Behavior, How Preventative Care Can Help Prevent Chronic Diseases, and Night Sweats

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 1/22/19 2:43 PM

In this edition of "ask the expert," our providers weigh in on a wide range of topics, including toddler behavior, the importance of preventative care, and how to handle night sweats. 

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Laparoscopic Colectomy: What to Expect

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 1/2/19 1:44 PM

A laparoscopic colectomy provides qualified patients a less invasive, and has a faster recovery than traditional surgery.

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