Category Archives: Endocrine system

Prostate Cancer

By Dr. Ken Y Wang Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men, especially elderly men in their sixties, seventies and eighties. It has been suggested that if every man lives long enough, he will eventually develop prostate cancer. In western countries, it is the cancer most frequently found in men after […]

Hyperthyroidism Workup

Approach Considerations The most reliable screening measure of thyroid function is TSH level. TSH levels usually are suppressed to immeasurable levels (< 0.05  IU/mL) in thyrotoxicosis. Third-generation TSH assays are recommended for screening purposes. The most specific autoantibody test for autoimmune thyroiditis is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test for anti-TPO antibody. Hyperthyroidism in older […]

Thyroid Treatment With TCM and Acupuncture

    The health of your thyroid gland truly makes or breaks your daily energy level, the ability to sustain a healthy weight for your frame, overall metabolic function, and can even affect your emotional life (if thyroid function is low, depression can result; if thyroid function is high, anxiety can result). Your thyroid is […]