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Dr. Jose David Gamez, M.D.

Endocronologist (Pediatric)

Dr. Jose David Gamez M.D. is a top Endocronologist (Pediatric) in Edinburg, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Jose David Gamez M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Jose David Gamez M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Jose David Gamez M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Edinburg, TX, Dr. Jose David Gamez M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Jose David Gamez, M.D.
  • Edinburg, TX
  • Accepting new patients

My daughter has hyperthyroidism. Is this a "forever" condition?

Hyperthyroidism is a chronic disease and treatment is variable. Depending on the cause (most common is Grave's disease) treatment could range from medications, radiation with iodine READ MORE
Hyperthyroidism is a chronic disease and treatment is variable. Depending on the cause (most common is Grave's disease) treatment could range from medications, radiation with iodine or surgery. It is important to be treated by an endocrinologist.

Why is my daughter gaining weight?

Weight gain is a multi-factorial process, I recommend to take your daughter to a pediatric endocrinologist that can help you to identify what is causing her to gain weight.

My daughter's on estarylla. Can this affect her mood?

The following are the adverse effects documented of oral contraceptives: *Increased risk or evidence of association with use:* Cardiovascular: Arterial thromboembolism, cerebral READ MORE
The following are the adverse effects documented of oral contraceptives:

*Increased risk or evidence of association with use:*

Cardiovascular: Arterial thromboembolism, cerebral thrombosis, hypertension, local thrombophlebitis, mesenteric thrombosis, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, retinal thrombosis, venous thrombosis (with or without embolism)

Central nervous system: Cerebral hemorrhage

Gastrointestinal: Gallbladder disease

Hepatic: Hepatic adenoma, hepatic neoplasm (benign)

*Adverse reactions considered drug related:*

Cardiovascular: Edema, worsening of varicose veins

Central nervous system: Depression, exacerbation of tics, migraine, *mood changes*

Dermatologic: Allergic skin rash, chloasma (may persist)

Endocrine & metabolic: Amenorrhea, breast changes (breast hypertrophy, breast secretion, breast tenderness, mastalgia), decreased serum folate level, exacerbation of porphyria, fluid retention, menstrual disease (menstrual flow changes), weight changes

Gastrointestinal: Abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, bloating, breakthrough bleeding, change in appetite, nausea, vomiting

Genitourinary: Cervical ectropion, change in cervical secretions, decreased lactation (with use immediately postpartum), infertility (temporary after discontinuation of treatment), spotting, vaginitis, vulvovaginal candidiasis

Hepatic: Cholestatic jaundice

Hypersensitivity: Anaphylaxis/Anaphylactoid reaction (including angioedema, circulatory shock, respiratory collapse, urticaria)

Neuromuscular & skeletal: Exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus

Ophthalmic: Contact lens intolerance, change in corneal curvature (steepening)

Can an endocronologist recommend a diabetic diet for my child?

Yes, an endocrinologist can help you with a specific diet for your son.

Is it necessary to bring my child to an endocrinologist?

Yes, an endocrinologist can help you to determine if she has precocious puberty.

Can certain hormones cause my son to be more introverted?

Not really, behavioral issues are not directly influenced by his hormone levels.

Can juvenile diabetes be cured?

Unfortunately as today juvenile diabetes is a lifelong condition. He must receive insulin every day.

How is congenital hypothyroidism treated?

Given her daily medications, and checking routinely her levels in blood

If my daughter has an overactive thyroid, will she be overweight?

No, the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) are tremors, shaking, palpitations, frequent diarrhea, and weight loss.

My daughter is 12 years old and is obese. Do you suggest a bariatric surgery for her?

No, you do not want to teach her that surgery is the easy shortcut solution for this problem. She must learn about healthy eating habits and physical activity. Even if you go ahead READ MORE
No, you do not want to teach her that surgery is the easy shortcut solution for this problem. She must learn about healthy eating habits and physical activity. Even if you go ahead with the surgery, which implies serious complications, if she does not change her eating habits and physical activity, she will be obese again in less than 1 year.

What is the treatment for cushing treatment?

It depends. The first thing to know is to differentiate if it's primary, coming from the excessive production of cortisol from the adrenal glands, versus secondary, which is coming READ MORE
It depends. The first thing to know is to differentiate if it's primary, coming from the excessive production of cortisol from the adrenal glands, versus secondary, which is coming from excessive production of ACTH from the pituitary gland.

My son is putting on a lot of weight despite being active. Is there something we should get checked out?

I would recommend you to take him to a pediatric endocrinologist to have a complete evaluation and he will ordered the test that he needs accordingly.

My daughter just started her periods and has extreme mood swings. Is it normal in children?

It is very frequent that girls, during puberty, experience extreme mood swings.However, if they affect their relationships with family, friends, or school performance, it is recommended READ MORE
It is very frequent that girls, during puberty, experience extreme mood swings.However, if they affect their relationships with family, friends, or school performance, it is recommended to seek advice from a pediatrician trained in behavioral issues.

My 7 year old son is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Will it affect his growth?

My best advise to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus is controlling his diet and physical activity. Usually, boys diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight and tall for their age READ MORE
My best advise to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus is controlling his diet and physical activity. Usually, boys diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight and tall for their age because they have advanced bone maturation. Your son must be under the control of a pediatric endocrinologist.

My son just doesn’t feel hungry on his own. Should I get some tests done?

As long his weight and height are appropriate for his age you don't need to be concerned about it.

My daughter has been advised Thyronorm 25mg. Will it be lifelong?

It depends on the reason why she was started on the medication.

My son is gaining a lot of weight. Could it be some hormonal imbalance?

Yes, he needs to be seen by a pediatric endocrinologist.

Can juvinile diabetes be reversed?

As of today, there is no definitive cure for type 1 diabetes mellitus. However, there are multiple researches to find a cure. She must continue with her insulin treatment every READ MORE
As of today, there is no definitive cure for type 1 diabetes mellitus. However, there are multiple researches to find a cure. She must continue with her insulin treatment every day until a cure is found.

Can childhood obesity be triggered because of a hormone imbalance?

Years, it is possible. Take your daughter to a pediatric endocrinologist to have a complete evaluation.

Can juvenile diabetes be treated?

It depends on which type of diabetes was diagnosed. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a life -time condition. Type 2 diabetes mellitus could be reversed.