Services by Dr. A.I. Moryan MD, FACP. in Denton, TX

Diabetes Care:

  • Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes occurs because the insulin-producing cells (called beta cells) of the pancreas are damaged. People with Type 1 diabetes produce little or no insulin, so sugar cannot get into the body's cells for use as energy. This causes blood sugar levels to rise. People with Type 1 diabetes MUST use insulin injections to control their blood sugar. The damage to the insulin-producing cells in Type 1 diabetes occurs over a period of years. However, the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes might occur over a period of days to weeks. Type 1 is the most common form of diabetes in people younger than 20 years old, but it can occur at any age.

  • Type 2 Diabetes
People with Type 2 diabetes produce insulin. However, there is either not enough insulin or it doesn't work properly in the body. When there is not enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, sugar cannot get into the body's cells for use as energy. This causes blood sugar to rise. Type 2 diabetes is most common in people over age 45 who are overweight. Some people with Type 2 diabetes can manage it by controlling their weight, watching their diet, and exercising regularly. Others might also need to take an oral medicine and/or insulin injections.
 

Thyroid Disease:

Any dysfunction of the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck (thyroid). Thyroid Diseases should be diagnosed based on combination of clinical presentation, lab testing and radiological studies. Thyroid replacement should be used if there is proof of under active thyroid or to shrink a goiter or a thyroid nodule. Thyroid replacement should never be used for weight reduction in a person with normal thyroid function because of the risk of unjustified side effects.
 
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Hormonal Disease:

Endocrine disease that results when a gland produces too much or too little of an endocrine hormone, called a hormone imbalance. Endocrine disease due to the development of lesions (such as nodules or tumors) in the endocrine system, which may or may not affect hormone levels. Hormonal Therapy has to be adjusted for individual needs, over or under treatment can cause serious side effects.
 
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Pituitary Disease:

Your pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland at the base of your brain. The pituitary is the "master control gland" - it makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body. With pituitary disorders, you often have too much or too little of one of your hormones. Injuries can cause pituitary disorders, but the most common cause is a pituitary tumor.
 
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Adrenal Disease:

The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions. With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones.
 
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Osteoporosis:

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the removal of old bone.
 
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