A DIETITIAN'S GUIDE TO PREVENTING AND TREATING GOUT
Gout is the number one most common form of inflammatory arthropathy (or arthirtis) in the United States. Yet 7 out of 10 individuals do not know it is a form of arthritis. With over 8 million Americans suffering from Gout today, there is a dier need and vital role for dietitian involvement. Research shows what impact one's lifestyle can have on the prevention and treamtent of this very painful athritic disease. This webinar will review the pathiophysiology of gout, establish myth vs fact of what factors lead to gout attacks, complications of acute and chronic gout, and the dietitan's role in effectively preventing and treating gout through lifestyle interventions and medication management.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand and effectively discuss the pathophysiology of Gout.
Identify causes and assess symptoms of Gout.
Counsel patients on methods of prevention of Gout through lifestyle habits and medication management.
Establish and implement treatment plans for patients with acute attacks and chronic Gout.
Provide research-based resources for patient reference and use.
About the Presenter: Collette Powers, MA, RDN, LDN, ACSM EP-C
Collette Powers MA, RDN, LDN, ACSM EP-C, is a Registered, Licensed dietitian in the state of Tennessee and a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. She practices within various realms of nutrition and fitness but for the past 8 years has focused her efforts towards sports nutrition and renal nutrition. Known for her "Triple S for Success" approach, she utilizes both her nutrition and fitness background to help clients become the best version of themselves, inside and out. Whether it is working with patients at her dialysis clinic, conducting outpatient counseling sessions, personal training, tabling at community events, lecturing to large groups, or making media appearances, she is passionate about learning what drives people to make the choices they do. Every day she strives to become a more empathetic practitioner and enjoys the "challenge" of breaking down barriers to help her clients achieve their goals.