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Weight and Metabolism

Your body makes energy through physical and chemical processes known collectively as metabolism. Although everything from breathing to circulating blood and repairing cells is part of your metabolism, the process we think about most often relates to digesting food and nutrients.

Weight and metabolism conditions we treat

Connections between weight and metabolism take many forms. Rely on UCHealth to help you with these conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Lipid metabolism disorders, such as high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels, kidney disease and liver disease
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism

Compassionate, experienced, team-based care

Consider University of Colorado Health as your source for diagnosis and treatment of weight and metabolism conditions.

You benefit from our team approach, where highly trained and experienced specialists collaborate to deliver customized treatment to meet your unique needs. Your care team may include board-certified bariatric surgeons, endocrinologists, registered dietitians, physical therapists, registered nurses and bariatric nurse/patient navigators to guide you through the entire process.

Depending on your specific situation, we also involve other medical specialists, such as gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists and behavioral health professionals to give you the most appropriate care.


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