Thursday, December 7, 2017

TMA Celebrates Brain Injury Awareness Month

Based in Plano, TX, since 1988, Dr. Keith Reisler provides obstetrics and gynecological services based at his own private practice. In order to network with colleagues and stay abreast of current advances in medicine, Keith Reisler, MD, belongs to several professional organizations, including the Texas Medical Association.

Throughout March, coinciding with Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) provided nearly 1,000 free bicycle helmets to children as part of the organization’s Hard Hats for Little Heads initiative. The organization held giveaway events at numerous locations statewide, providing educational material and other information stressing the safety that properly fit helmets provide to riders.

Research shows that the simplest, most effective way to prevent a head injury in a bicycle accident is by wearing a helmet. TMA began its Hard Hats for Little Heads program 23 years ago as a way to get helmets into the hands of children who participate in many different riding activities, including bicycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, and scooter riding. To date, the organization has provided over 260,000 helmets as part of the program.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Fibroid Tumor and Treatments

Keith Reisler, MD, provides extensive OBGYN service at his private practice in Plano, TX. The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Dr. Keith Reisler for his expertise in the treatment of fibroid tumors.

Fibroids are also known as fibromas, uterine myomas, leiomyomas, or simply myomas. They are tumors made up of fibrous connective tissue and smooth muscle cells that grow in the uterus. There can be a single tumor or many. The female estrogen hormone, and perhaps progesterone, seem to play a role in their growth. They range in size from apple seed to grapefruit, and in rare cases, even larger.

Fibroid tumors are usually non-cancerous. By the time women reach the age of 50, as many as 80 percent will have developed fibroids. While some women will have no symptoms at all, others may experience frequent urination, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, prolonged or heavy menstrual periods, infertility, and difficult bowel movement.

Treatments include simple observation, anti-hormonal agents, uterine artery embolization, myomectomy, gonadtropin-releasing hormone agonist, and hysterectomy, which can usually be done with minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Reisler points out that when appropriate, gynecologists should be open to suggesting referrals if they are not certain or trained in specific procedures.

Friday, May 22, 2015

What Is Gestational Diabetes?

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keith Reisler, MD, treats patients at his private OBGYN practice in Plano, Texas. Dr. Keith Reisler offers comprehensive care, including treatment for complications such as gestational diabetes, for pregnant women.

Characterized by high blood sugars during pregnancy, gestational diabetes typically develops late in pregnancy. The condition does not cause birth defects, but it can cause complications with the baby. Excess glucose in the mother's bloodstream can cross the placenta and make the baby gain weight. As a result, the large baby may sustain injuries during a vaginal birth or need to be delivered by c-section. Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes may also have breathing problems or low blood sugar shortly after birth and are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes when they are older.

Women with gestational diabetes usually do not present symptoms, and the condition is often picked up during a routine glucose challenge test that is performed between 24 and 28 weeks gestation. If the patient is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, she will need to follow a regimen that includes daily blood glucose testing, exercise, and a special diet to keep her blood glucose levels stable. Gestational diabetes usually abates after the baby is born, but the patient is at a higher risk of developing the condition in future pregnancies or developing type 2 diabetes later in life.