Dr. Kidambi is intensely passionate about chronic disease states that are associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Her main focus is providing care to patients with diabetes and obesity. In addition, after having conducted research on high blood pressure for several years, her expertise is in high blood pressure management, particularly high blood pressure in young patients, drug-resistant hypertension, and hypertension secondary to hormonal disorders. Furthermore, she also takes care of patients with polycystic ovarian disease.
- Diabetic mellitus
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Drug-resistant hypertension
- High blood pressure due to hormonal disorders
- Primary hyperaldosteronism
- Adrenal disorders
- Polycystic ovarian disease
Dr. Kidambi says, "My goal is to make patients comfortable enough to share their story with me. I believe that disease is just one aspect of a patient's life and there are other things in their lives that can impact their disease and its treatment. I have a passion to treat chronic diseases and spend a lot of time trying to understand the things that motivate patients who struggle with diseases which do not have an easy solution. My reward is change in their outlook and improvement in their health."
The role of body fat distribution in obesity related diseases
Obesity prevalence is increasing and is associated with significant harmful consequences on one's health. Our research is aimed at understanding why some obese adults remain healthy while others develop diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. Previous studies suggest that it may be the way the fat is distributed in our body. For example, some have fat mainly in the stomach area (apple-shaped) while other have fat distributed equally throughout the body but more so in the buttock and thigh areas (pear-shaped). Studies have suggested that those who have fat distributed in a pear-shaped fashion may be protected from negative effects of excess body weight. Fat distributed in the periphery may be a source of cellular factors that protect some subjects from negative effects of obesity.
In collaboration with a number of investigators, Dr. Kidambi and her team is currently studying the role of different fat depots on heart health and diabetes.
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