Dr. Thom?s lecture will focus on a basic overview of the endocrine system with particular emphasis on the adrenal and thyroid glands. Areas discussed will include diagnosis of endocrine imbalance, general treatment recommendations for every endocrine imbalance as well as specific therapeutic suggestions for adrenal/thyroid issues. The lecture will include the standard history/PE/ lab evaluation for both thyroid and adrenal issues but with emphasis on why a patient develops these disorders, specifically looking at childhood issues before the age of seven. Is it adrenal or is it thyroid? How to decide? Dr. Thom will examine both commonalities and differences. A case discussion will be included that will involve delegate participation.
At the end of this presentation you will be able to confidently differentiate the common endocrine problems related to both adrenal and thyroid problems.