This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new window endocrinologist Dr Arti Thangudu about how certain hormone and gland imbalances can profoundly impact women’s lives. Our focus will be on thyroid hyper and hypo-function and how these conditions manifest, as well as the risks and short/long term implications of gestational diabetes. We will explore PCOS and much more – many women suffer from endocrine-related diseases, which can negatively impact many facets of ones life, so this is a show not-to-be missed.
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Learn more about my guest, Dr Arti Thangudu:
Dr. Arti A. Thangudu specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and is a mom of two beautiful kiddos under three! She treats Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, diseases of the pituitary and adrenal glands, and other hormonal disorders at Diabetes and Glandular Disease Clinic in San Antonio, Texas and writes a blog for other working mamas, www.riverwalkdoc.com. She has also contributed to Medscape, Doximity and KevinMD.
Dr. Thangudu was born in New Orleans, but grew up in The Woodlands, just outside of Houston. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School and also graduated with concentrations in biological sciences and psychology. She then returned to her home state for medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she earned her MD. She completed her Internal Medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After she met her husband, life came full circle and she moved back to New Orleans, where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Thangudu traveled to Pittsburgh for her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center before returning to Texas to practice.
Outside of work, Dr. Thangudu enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her husband and two children more than anything else.