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How Weight Loss Affects Hormones : Weight Management: Hormonal Imbalance and Nutritional Insufficiencies

How Weight Loss Affects Hormones Video

How Weight Loss Affects Hormones

Weight Management: Hormonal Imbalance and Nutritional Insufficiencies

Weight Management:  Hormonal Imbalance and Nutritional Insufficiencies

Weight Management: Hormonal Imbalances and Nutritional Insufficiencies

Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight; of these, over 600 million were obese. In the U.S. alone, more than one-third of adults (78.6 million) are obese. Excess body fat poses many health risks such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, certain types of cancer, and many other conditions.

Historically, dietary and lifestyle changes (such as eating fewer calories and increasing exercise) have been recommended to those with weight management challenges. As shown by the increased prevalence of overweight and obese individuals, these recommendations have not had the desired long-term success. An often overlooked factor is the influence of metabolic and hormonal imbalances. Obesity is now understood to be a multifaceted disease involving endocrine, inflammatory, gastrointestinal, and nutrient imbalances, and additional interventions are needed to augment conventional approaches. Specialty diagnostic testing may help identify contributing factors such as gastrointestinal dysbiosis, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional insufficiencies to allow for a personalized treatment plan for weight loss and weight loss maintenance.

Presented by Melanie Dorion, N.P.
Melanie Dorion is an Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner focusing on preventive and integrative health in teens and adults. She currently is the Functional Medicine specialist at Downtown Family Healthcare, a family practice in Charlottesville, VA, focusing on fatigue, Lyme disease, weight management and gastrointestinal health.

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