Dr. Marina Strizhevsky practices Endocrinology in Fair Lawn, NJ. Dr. Strizhevsky specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases related to hormone imbalance, and the bodys glands in the endocrine system. Endocrinologists are trained and certified to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause, diabetes, infertility, and thyroid disorders, among many others. Dr. Strizhevsky examines patients, determines means of testing, diagnoses, and decides the best treatment methods.
Education and Training
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine DO
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Dr. Marina A Strizhevsky DO's Expert Contributions
To evaluate the thyroid, a blood test by a doctor needs to be performed, starting with primary care doctor. Dr. Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
If full thyroid is removed, thyroid hormone will need to be replaced with medication. If thyroid is fully replaced and thyroid hormone levels are in normal range, there should be no effect on cholesterol. However, if thyroid in under replaced ( not fully replaced and levels are low) then cholesterol might increase. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
Yes. Type 2 diabetes is now diagnosed more and more often as obesity epidemic is climbing in children. Wether a child is obese or overweight can only be determined by pediatrician and the best treatment in addition to medications (if advised by the doctor) is weight loss through diet and exercise. This can help cure diabetes or prevent future deadly complications from diabetes. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
This is not a simple question that needs to be discussed with your primary care provider and nutritionist over multiple sessions. Please contact them. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
It is better to eat starchy food with the least amount of carbohydrates. Whole wheat or multigrain bread that says “light” on the label that has 10 grams of carbs or less per slice. And eat no more then 15 grams of starchy food per meal. Hope it helps. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
It depends on what type of pain. Is it neuropathic pain with tingling and biting in hands or feet or is it regular pain? Regular pain, would be treated the same way as in any person without diabetes, with ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Hope this answer helps. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
Headache in diabetics is treated the same way as in non-diabetics. Headache schooled always be evaluated by the treating physician to find out there is no serious underlying issues. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
It might or might not be possible to prevent progression to diabetes if you have a strong family history. It is possible to decrease risk of developing diabetes if you lead a healthy life style with healthy diet and regular exercise. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
There is typically no connection between Diabetes and low hemoglobin. Some chronic conditions can cause low hemoglobin but this should be checked with the primary doctor as soon as possible to make sure nothing serious is causing this new problem. Dr Strizhevsky READ MORE
Diabetics should not have more bleeding than a regular person. So applying pressure and holding it for a few minutes should work. If bleeding does not stop after a few minutes, please go to emergency room. Dr. Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
Diabetes doesn’t effect liver but obesity that often co-exist with type 2 diabetes can lead to fatty liver and inflammation of the liver manifested by increased liver enzymes. Hope this helps. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
It is correct to think that watermelon is full of sugar. It’s like juice. I would advise to avoid it together with melons. And try to limit yourself to fruits with low glucose index and high fiber. Fiber in a fruit and other foods will decrease sugar absorption and will not raise blood sugar too much. Dr. Marina Strizhevsky, DO READ MORE
All carbohydrates absorb as sugar in the blood but complex carbs absorb more slowly but still will elevate sugar in diabetics. But adding proteins and vegetables to your meal of complex carbohydrates will prevent rapid or high rise in sugars after meals and your insulin might have time to work better. Dr. Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
A person can either have type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus. Type 1 is when organ called pancreases does not make insulin. And type 2 is when a person makes insulin and it’s not working to lower the sugar. It is possible to be miss diagnosed as type 2 when it’s actually type 1. It is also possible for a type 2 diabetic over many years to decrease insulin production and require treatment with insulin but these people remain with diagnosis of type 2. In Summery, type 1 diabetes mellitus have pancreases destruction and don’t make almost any insulin from the beginning, while type2 make insulin, sometimes even too much, but resistant to it from the beginning. Hope this answers your question. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
Having gestational diabetes increases risk of diabetes later in life, including after delivery. The best thing to do is to try to lose weight gained during pregnancy and keep a healthy, low-carbohydrate diet. Dr. Strizhevsky READ MORE
The insulin is usually started by the doctor in diabetes mellitus type 2 once diabetes can not be controlled only by oral diabetic medications or right away in diabetes mellitus type 1. READ MORE
Brown sugar or any other natural sugar is not good for diabetic since it causes sudden rise in blood glucose and in the long run can cause damage to the small and large vessels resulting in cardiovascular disease, kidney, eye and nerve damage. READ MORE
It would be a good idea to bring him to his pediatrician to be evaluated for diabetes or any other problems deemed necessary by his doctor READ MORE
This is a very personal question and should be discussed with your treating physician since he or she know your case best. If you ask me, have there been any patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 who were able to come off insulin and remain controlled on oral medications, then the answer is yes. READ MORE
If this A1c was achieved without medication, great Job! In this case it appears that diabetes has resolved but can come back with improper diet and weight gain. READ MORE
Frequent hypoglycemia - below 60, can cause memory loss and also can cause hypoglycemia unawareness. For this reason it is very important to see your mother's doctor as soon as possible to make appropriate adjustment to her medications. READ MORE
Fruits contain fructose that breaks down into glucose in the blood and increases blood sugar. READ MORE
Your diabetes should not affect the fetus only if sugar are extremely well controlled. READ MORE
Currently we do not have conclusive evidence that vitamin D deficiency linked to diabetes mellitus. Large number of people in USA have low vitamin D and many of them do not have diabetes. Currently there are multiple ongoing studies trying to determine if vitamin D deficiency predisposes to type 1 diabetes mellitus but we do not have a definitive answer yet. Dr Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
Type 1 diabetes is when a person is not producing insulin (insulin deficient from the beginning). Type 2 diabetes is when a person is insulin resistant, but has a lot of Insulin, but it doesn’t work well because of the insulin resistance. Over time, some type 2 diabetics make less and less insulin. They are still considered type 2 because they are always insulin resistant. Dr. Marina Strizhevsky READ MORE
Yes. You should learn which foods have high glycemic index and try to avoid them. READ MORE
An injury could become infected or have delayed healing if your diabetes is not controlled. This happens due to impaired immunity in diabetes, especially if it’s uncontrolled. However, if your diabetes is under control, an injury like bruise should not become a problem and should heal without problems. READ MORE
If you have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes caused by overweight or obesity, then losing weight through diet and exercise can normalize your sugar. READ MORE
Unfortunately, we do not have any preventive intervention to type 1 diabetes yet. READ MORE
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Get to know Endocrinologist Dr. Marina A. Strizhevsky, who serves patients in New Jersey.
Dr. Strizhevsky is a board-certified endocrinologist with a special interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and osteoporosis. She has experience in diabetes and other endocrine disorders. She is also certified to perform ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of thyroid nodules and to treat patients with thyroid cancer.
In addition to her affiliation with the Jersey City Medical Center, the doctor can be found on staff at Barnabas Health Medical Group – United Medical with locations in Lyndhurst and Clifton, New Jersey.
Barnabas Health Medical Group – United Medical is a multi-specialty physician group with locations in Bayonne, Clifton, and Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Along with primary care, United Medical offers services that range from cardiology, medical nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, podiatry, nephrology, gynecology, and infectious diseases. Its mission is to provide quality, affordable, and personalized care to its communities by providing comprehensive healthcare services under one roof.
A 2002 graduate of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, Dr. Strizhevsky went on to complete her residency in internal medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York in 2005. This was followed by a fellowship in endocrinology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, New York in 2009.
A member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Endocrine Society, she is board-certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. Endocrinologists have the training to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the body. The common diseases and disorders of the endocrine system that endocrinologists deal with include diabetes mellitus, as well as adrenal, pituitary, and thyroid disorders, among others.
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