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Calcium - Parathyroid Hormone Parathyroid Hormone - You might have noticed that Dr. Fowler now monitors a new yearly lab value, called Parathyroid Hormone or PTH. This hormone is produced by your Parathyroid Glands in your neck. The glands help regulate the Calcium and Phosphorous levels in your blood. When your calcium level gets low, the glands secrete PTH. PTH acts on your bones to release calcium and increase gut absorption to maintain proper blood levels. ...
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Understanding Obesity

Not all obesity is the same and the treatment is based on a calculation called the “Body Mass Index (BMI)”. The BMI does not account for ethnic variability or physical conditioning, but it can provide a quick approximate guide.

Height:

Weight:
Results:
< 20 under weight
20-24.9 healthy weight
25-29.9 over weight
30-34.9 obesity
35-39.9 severe obesity
40-49.9 morbid obesity
> 50 super morbid obesity

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