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Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can dieting affect muscle mass?

A:

If you go on a fad diet or a crash diet, you can lose weight very quickly. This rapid weight loss might include muscle as well as fat that you're losing. If we know that muscle in your body helps keep your metabolism higher, than losing that muscle is going to make it harder for your body to keep a high metabolism. Over time, this could lead to a slower metabolism and more challenges trying to keep a healthy weight.

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Muscle Mass & Weight Control in Regards to Diabetes and Obesity

Dr. Sabrina Gill

Dr. Sabrina Gill

MD, MPH, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the signs of extra testosterone in women?

A:

Too much testosterone in women can cause problems like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Signs of extra testosterone in the female body include dark hair growth in unusual places like the face, neck, back, stomach, or upper arms. You may also notice issues with acne, or sweaty or oily skin. If you are noticing these symptoms, you should see your family doctor to have your testosterone levels checked.

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Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What is electrodessication and curettage?

A:

When you have a small or superficial skin cancer to remove, a dermatologist may suggest doing electrodessication and curettage. This is a procedure where the skin cancer is scraped away and there is no need for stitches to close the wound. The recovery time and risk of infection is lower with this procedure.

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Treatment of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer