Blog Archive

The Advantages of an Insulin Pump to Manage Diabetes Jan 1st, 2020

If you use insulin for diabetes, you know that it can be taxing to have to give yourself an injection one to four times (or more) each day. You know that taking insulin is important because it helps your blood sugar stay in range, but you also know that life...

Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Your PCOS Dec 1st, 2019

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is thought to affect 5%-10% of the reproductive-aged female population. PCOS is a hormonal condition that causes your ovaries to become enlarged and filled with pockets of fluid, contributing to an irregular release of eggs.  The imbalance in your reproductive hormones can cause debilitating physical symptoms...

Here's What Happens to Your Body When Your Thyroid Is Imbalanced Oct 31st, 2019

Are you plagued by mysterious symptoms and are having trouble finding a diagnosis? Are these symptoms impacting your life? Problems like fatigue, temperature intolerance, joint and muscle pain, and a myriad of other health issues can often be a sign of a thyroid imbalance. At her endocrinology practice in the...

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Oct 1st, 2019

If you’re overweight or obese, it’s important to lose weight so you don’t develop type 2 diabetes — a serious health condition that could lead to heart or kidney disease, foot problems, nerve damage, blindness, or even a stroke.  Endocrinologist Ana Maria Kausel, MD helps patients in Chelsea and across...

How to Perform a Simple Examination to Check for Thyroid Nodules Aug 31st, 2019

The thyroid gland makes hormones that travel through your bloodstream to every tissue in your body. These specialized hormones help you stay warm and process energy, while also keeping your organs, brain, heart, and muscles working properly. If you have a thyroid nodule, you have an abnormal growth in this...

Are Your Symptoms Caused by Menopause or a Thyroid Disorder? Aug 19th, 2019

The symptoms of menopause and thyroid disorders are so similar that it’s often hard to tell what’s really going on in your body.  As a skilled endocrinologist, Ana Maria Kausel, MD understands how confusing the symptoms of both menopause and a thyroid disorder can be. She offers on-site blood testing...

How PCOS Impacts Your Weight and What You Can Do About It Jul 22nd, 2019

Women with PCOS often struggle with their weight because they have higher levels of male hormones and their bodies are less sensitive to insulin. But there are certain lifestyle changes and treatment options available to help you maintain a healthy weight and effectively treat your PCOS.  Dr. Kausel  provides a...

Summer Travel Tips for Patients with Diabetes Jun 26th, 2019

The world is an exciting place! Get out there and enjoy it this summer. Diabetes may add a few challenges to travel, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay at home. Consult Dr. Kausel and the entire team at Ana Maria Kausel MD to prepare yourself for your summer...