HPA-Axis Dysfunction in Obesity LiveGDX

HPA-Axis Dysfunction in Obesity Melanie Dorion, AGNP Obesity is a multifaceted disease and requires a comprehensive approach for successful management. Diet, lifestyle, and insulin/glucose metabolism are commonly the focus of treatment. Often overlooked, however, are other factors in the obese patient's metabolism such as dysfunction in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Elevated cortisol or abnormal cortisol patterns are often contributing factors in weight gain and/or resistant weight loss and should be addressed early in a treatment plan. This webinar will focus on exploring HPA-axis dysfunction in the obese patient and review treatment options to support successful weight loss. Learning Objectives Review contributing factors in weight gain Discuss research on HPA-axis dysfunction in obesity Introduce therapeutic options focusing on adrenal support

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