Our bones are alive, always changing. They’re built up and broken down continuously. But sometimes, there’s an imbalance. This imbalance leads to osteoporosis, where new bone creation can’t keep up with old bone removal.
The thyroid gland, shaped like a butterfly and located in your neck, plays a crucial role in your overall health. It produces hormones that travel through your bloodstream to various parts of your body.
Diabetes affects around 12% of people in the United States. To understand diabetes, let’s start with insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas, and it helps move sugar, or glucose, into your body’s cells. Your cells use glucose as energy.
Hi, I’m Dr. Vanessa Rodríguez, an experienced endocrinologist originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico but established in South Florida. I’ve spent two decades helping patients with endocrine conditions, and I also have over 35 years of personal experience managing diabetes as a Type 1 patient, having been diagnosed during my teenage years.