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Session Recording from PHA's 2012 10th International PH Conference
Obesity, Diet Treatments and PH

June 23, 2012

Diet pills have been implicated as a cause of PAH. However, obesity may also play a role in the development of the disease. Maintaining an ideal body weight can improve symptoms of PAH. This session will address the role of diet pills, obesity as a cause of PAH and the importance of a healthy lifestyle and maintaining an ideal weight.

Presenter Information

Namita Sood, MD, FCCP, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio (Chair); Loida Johnson, CRNP, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.; Tim Lahm, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.








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