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Paul Norwood, MD, leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. Valued by his community for his caring and kind personality as well as his skills as a physician, Dr. Paul Norwood is also respected nationwide for his expertise as an endocrinologist.


It’s easy to see that patients come first at Dr. Norwood’s busy practice. The friendly atmosphere and patient-focused philosophy provide a welcoming environment for men and women experiencing endocrine disorders.


Services offered at Valley Endocrine include comprehensive endocrinology consultations as well as evaluation and treatment for thyroid dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hypertension, metabolic disorders, hypertension, hormone imbalance, cholesterol and lipid disorders, and diabetes.


Dr. Norwood’s dedication to helping men and women overcome endocrine-related medical issues is also apparent in his professional research regarding a faulty endocrine system and its effect on health and overall well-being. His work has been well received by his peers and published in numerous, highly respected medical journals.


Valley Endocrine is also the largest pharmaceutical research facility in the world for diabetes. Dr. Norwood is a committed partner in the mission to discover the best possible treatment for this sometimes difficult to manage condition.


He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and finished an internship and internal medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine, and Veterans Affairs Long Beach Hospital. Dr. Norwood completed a fellowship in endocrinology at University of California, Davis.


Dr. Norwood and his staff are honored when men and women choose Valley Endocrine, where patients are treated as people rather just another appointment on the schedule.


Contact


VALLEY ENDOCRINE ENDOCRINOLOGISTS

550 E. Herndon Avenue, Suite 101 

Fresno, CA 93720

Phone: (559) 306-6099


Experience


Valley Endocrine and Research

June 1986 – Present

Direct clinical research and see patients with endocrine problems


Education


Loma Linda University

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)


UC Davis

Endocrinology


UC Irvine

Internal Medicine Residency Program


UCSB

BA

Biology/Biological Sciences, General


References


Video: Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses treatments and medicine to treat conditions like diabetes, chronic migraines, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ueoj-gOs5M

https://paulnorwoodmd.com/

https://www.drpaulnorwood.com/provider/paul-norwood-md

https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/

https://hype.news/dr-paul-norwood-fresno-california-usa/home

https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-paul-norwood

https://medicogazette.com/dr-paul-norwood%2C-fresno


Dr. Paul Norwood is an endocrinologist in Fresno, California.

Dr. Paul Norwood is an endocrinologist in Fresno, California.

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Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses treatments and medicine to treat conditions like diabetes, chronic migraines.

Supporting a Loved One Struck By a Serious Disease

Paul Norwood, MD - Fresno, California

Regardless of how severe they may be, dealing with illnesses can be difficult. Diseases, conditions, and illnesses are generally not only associated with tremendous amounts of pain, but suffering from an illness can also be emotionally and psychologically draining. Add to that the fact that most treatments today cost an arm and a leg, and you’ve got yourself worrying about your financial situation amidst all of the pain and agony. 


While calamity can strike at any time and is generally unannounced, seeing a loved one being struck by a serious disease and suffering can be incredibly exhausting for a number of different reasons. Not only is your mind constantly racing at how the treatment will progress, but you’re also left wondering about all the possibilities and the different ways in which you can offer your love and support to your friends and family in testing times. 


Since we understand that you might not be able to think straight when your loved ones are undergoing treatment for a serious disease, we’ve got the perfect list of things to do in order to support your friends and family when they are suffering.


Interested in learning how you can offer support to your loved one when they are struck by a serious disease? Read on to find out as we tell you the best and most thoughtful ways in which you can show your love and support. 

Accept the situation

If you’re like most people, you might have a hard time wrapping your head around the fact that your loved one may not be in the best of health for the next few weeks. With that said, however, accepting the situation and coming to terms with the fact that your loved ones are going through a tough time is the best way to ensure that you’ll be able to provide them with the support and love that they need during a difficult phase in their lives. 


If you’re too preoccupied with worrying about all that could have been done to prevent such a situation from arising in the first place, chances are that you won’t be able to provide your friends or family with the love and support that they need most when they are suffering from a serious illness, condition or disease. By accepting the situation, you will essentially divert your focus on ways to be there for them and cater to their every need when they are going through physical and emotional distress. 

Show them unconditional love

The psychological aspect of serious and life threatening diseases can never be emphasized enough. While most patients at some point or the other begin to feel like they are burdening their friends and loved ones, this especially holds true for patients who are suffering from serious diseases and may be bedridden. 


If your loved one is struck by a serious disease and needs your help and assistance with even the most basic of activities or tasks such as walking to the front door or eating, showing them unconditional love is your best bet. Since it is easy for patients to feel like they are troubling those around them too much, or that you do not want to spend time with them any longer, showing your sick friends and family unconditional love in these testing times is your best bet to ensure that they do not only feel valued, but also know that they have a support system that they can count on when the going gets tough. 


Whether you can help out by preparing health and nutritional meals at home or making handmade heartfelt cards, it is important to leave no stone unturned when it comes to making your loved one feel better. 

Give them company

The most common complaint of patients suffering from serious illnesses – especially when they are on the older side – is that they feel lonely during appointments. Being there for your loved one during their appointments when doctors are breaking the worst of news to them or providing them with action plans for treatment and regaining stability in life is one of the best ways of showing that you care.


Accompanying your loved ones on their doctor’s appointments also helps you give off positive vibes and show them that they are not alone. By being there with your ill friend or family member, you can also help them believe that they have a strong support system that will always be there for them no matter what.

Monitor their health

While your loved one with a serious illness or medical condition might have a team of healthcare professionals or doctors keeping a close eye on their case, keeping track of their health and monitoring it in any way possible is a great way to show your love and support. 


Often, patients can get agitated about the fact that their loved ones are not in sight when they are being injected, having blood drawn, or being provided with pill after pill to gulp down. This is exactly why you should make it a point to keep track of the medications and health status of your loved one to ensure that they feel like they are still important to you. One thing, however, that it is important to note that in serious scenarios, doctors might not grant you permission to take things in your own hands since that could cause problems. Should that be the case, it is important to respect the decision and authority of the doctor or other medical professionals and continue to offer support in other ways. 

Help out with finances

As mentioned earlier, treatments for serious illnesses can cause a fortune. Needless to say, patients are often distressed worrying about their financial situation and how they’ll be able to cope with all of the medical bills. For this reason, it is important to help out with the medical expenses of the patient in any way possible to ensure that they know that they are covered and don’t have one extra thing to worry about.

  

*** Paul Norwood, MD, leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. Valued by his community for his caring and kind personality as well as his skills as a physician, Dr. Paul Norwood is also respected nationwide for his expertise as an endocrinologist. In 1993, Dr. Norwood founded Valley Endocrine Clinic, which specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, as well as Valley Research, which does clinical trials.

  

References

Video: Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses treatments and medicine to treat conditions like diabetes, chronic migraines, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ueoj-gOs5M

https://paulnorwoodmd.com/

https://www.drpaulnorwood.com/provider/paul-norwood-md

https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/

https://hype.news/dr-paul-norwood-fresno-california-usa/home

https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-paul-norwood

https://medicogazette.com/dr-paul-norwood%2C-fresno

Paul Norwood, MD, leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California

Paul Norwood, MD, leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California

Managing Your Diabetes

Dr. Paul Norwood, Fresno, California

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly called “diabetes,” is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a long period. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus


Medical doctor and researcher Paul Norwood, MD has published a new informational article on managing diabetes. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Norwood at https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/


Let’s start with a few numbers. According to the American Diabetes Association, as of 2015:


· 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the population) had diabetes. 

· Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.

· Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.

· The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).

· New Cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.

· Prediabetes: In 2015, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes.


Source: American Diabetes Association, http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/

Diabetes is disease characterized by high sugar/glucose levels in your blood. Glucose is generally found in the foods you eat. The hormone insulin helps this glucose to enter your cells, and release energy. As per the CDC, there are currently 30.3 million people in America that suffer from diabetes. Diabetes can further be broken down in Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. 


Type 1 diabetes happens when your body cannot make insulin. People suffering from Type 1 diabetes need insulin shots on a daily basis. 


Type 2 diabetes happens when your body cannot use or make insulin too well. In this case, you are required to take medicine or insulin shots to manage your diabetes. This type of diabetes is the most prevalent. 


Finally, gestational diabetes is a kind of diabetes that happens to some women when they are pregnant. It usually goes away once they give birth, but even so, these women are at a higher risk of acquiring diabetes at a later point in their life. 


How Can You Manage Your Diabetes?


No one plays a more central role in managing your diabetes than you. You should seek help from a 

doctor and discuss the best way to care for your condition and stay healthy. Some key steps for managing diabetes are: 


Step 1: Know the ABCs of Your Diabetes

When you have diabetes, there are three main things to take care of:

a. The A1C Test: The A1C test is a blood test used to measure your blood glucose level over a period of 3 months. Ideally, the result for this test should be below 7, but you should ask your doctor for specifics as it can be different for everyone. 

b. Blood Pressure: Your blood pressure is defined as the force of circulating blood on the walls of your blood vessels. The blood pressure goal for a diabetic is below 140/90 but as is the case with the A1C test, it may be different for you. Maintaining your blood pressure at normal levels is very important because a high blood pressure means more work for your heart. This can go on to cause a stroke, a heart attack, and damage your eyes and kidneys. 

c. Cholesterol: The cholesterol in your blood can be broken down into 2 parts. LDL is the ‘”bad cholesterol”. This can accumulate and block your blood vessels, causing a stroke or heart attack. HDL is the “good cholesterol”. It helps remove LDL from your blood vessels. As far as the ideal level of LDL and HDL is concerned, the answer varies for everyone, and your doctor will be able to advise you better on this. 


Step 2: Cope With Your Diabetes

a. Manage your stress: Stress causes your blood sugar levels to rise. Learn ways to control your stress. This can be done by doing breathing exercises, going on a walk, gardening, meditating, or listening to music. You can also seek help from a mental health counselor, a friend or family member, or a support group. 

b. Eat well: Work with your doctor and come up with a meal plan that helps support your condition. Choose low-calorie foods and avoid foods having trans fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar. Foods that are high in fiber, like breads, whole grain cereals, rice, crackers or pasta are very good for you. You must also include a lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet as well as, low-fat milk and cheese. Try to consume water over juices and carbonated beverages. 

c. Be active: Being active is a general necessity to lead a healthy lifestyle but it has numerous additional health benefits for diabetics. You can start by going on short walks at least 3 times a day. 

Allocate 2 days to building your muscle strength. You can do this by using stretch bands, doing yoga, gardening, or trying push-ups. 

d. Set a routine: Developing some daily habits can go a long way in managing your diabetes. For one, check your feet for blisters, cuts, swelling and red spots, on a daily basis. Contact your doctor or health care team at once if you have any sores that do not disappear. You must also maintain your oral health by brushing and flossing every day. If you smoke, then you must quit right away. You must also make a habit of checking your blood sugar once or twice a day. Keep a record of these results to show to your doctor when you pay a visit. 


Step 3: Getting Routine Care 

Keep in touch with your doctor and your healthcare team. Pay your doctor a visit at least twice a year so that you are up to date with your condition. If any problems are found, regular visits can help treat them on a timely basis. 


At each visit, you must get:

* A blood pressure check

* A weight check

* A foot check

* A review of your health plan


Besides this, you must get an A1C test done at least twice a year. If the result is often over 7, the frequency may have to be increased. 


You’ll also need to get the following done, once a year:

* Cholesterol Test

* Dental Exam

* Eye exam in case of eye problems

* Complete foot exam

* Flu shot

* Blood and urine test in case of kidney problems


You can also consider getting the following shots at least once in your life:

* Hepatitis B shot

* Pneumonia shot


Diabetics may get careless about their condition. Proper management of diabetes can help you live a near-to-normal life, but neglect may result in serious repercussions. Keeping your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible has the following benefits: 

* You have more energy

* You feel less thirsty and tired

* You heal faster 

* You have fewer bladder and skin infections


Managing your diabetes will also help you avoid serious health problems such as:

* Stroke or heart attack 

* Nerve damage, this is usually characterized by pain, numbness or a tingling sensation in your hands and feet

* Kidney problems which may lead to kidney failure

* Eye problems which may lead to losing your eyesight

* Oral cavity infections which may cause tooth decay or gum disease


The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Norwood at https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/


About Paul Norwood, MD


Dr. Paul Norwood leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. Valued by his community for his caring and kind personality as well as his skills as a physician, Dr. Paul Norwood is also respected nationwide for his expertise as an endocrinologist. In 1993, Dr. Norwood founded Valley Endocrine Clinic, which specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, as well as Valley Research, which does clinical trials.


Video: Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses treatments and medicine to treat conditions like diabetes, chronic migraines, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ueoj-gOs5M


https://paulnorwoodmd.com/

https://www.drpaulnorwood.com/provider/paul-norwood-md

https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/

https://hype.news/dr-paul-norwood-fresno-california-usa/home

https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-paul-norwood

https://medicogazette.com/dr-paul-norwood%2C-fresno

Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses diabetes, chronic migraines

Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses diabetes, chronic migraines