The ZRT Laboratory Blog

The ZRT Blog is an extensive resource for patients and health care providers searching for health and hormone testing information. Here, you can read about ZRT’s cutting edge research, advances in testing, wellness advice, and health industry highlights.

Dr. Sanjay Kapur

Recent Posts

What You Need to Know about Stress, Hormones & Weight Management

Posted by Dr. Sanjay Kapur on Tuesday, 05 August

blog-sk-080614There’s a famous quote that strikes me as particularly appropriate for a conversation about stress. It speaks to what is most surprising about humanity:

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How Does Stress Level Affect Overall Risk of Getting Heart Disease?

Posted by Dr. Sanjay Kapur on Monday, 18 February

b2ap3_thumbnail_80610230.jpgStress and depression have both been linked with diabetes and heart disease, and if left untreated, can lead to more complications. Understanding these two contributing factors can help doctors formulate suitable treatment plans for their patients, so it is important to discuss the possibility of having either stress or depression with our health care providers even if they forget to ask. 

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Testosterone and Diabetes

Posted by Dr. Sanjay Kapur on Wednesday, 16 February

Low Testosterone has been shown to cause conditions like insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, central obesity, which further lead to problems like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research studies have shown a link between low levels of testosterone and abnormal lipid levels, increased inflammation, high blood pressure etc. However, it is still not quite clear what comes first- is it that low testosterone levels cause type 2 diabetes or is it that type 2 diabetes result in testosterone level drop. Some research groups have seen improvements in insulin sensitivity, reduction of mid-section obesity, decreased cholesterol levels etc., by testosterone replacement therapy. Some other studies have shown that high doses of testosterone do not have the same benefits as shown by normal physiological levels. Therefore, it is important to monitor testosterone levels using proper testing methods, especially if one is supplementing testosterone to ensure that any supplementation is kept within physiological levels.

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