RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show
RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show

Polycystic Ovaries & Uterine Fibroids: Can Surgery Be Avoided?

September 30, 20139 min
To avoid surgery, should women consider treatment with bio-identical hormones?Polycystic ovary syndrome and uterine fibroids are two conditions that have women turning to surgery for relief. 5 million women are challenged with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that causes an imbalance of female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, infertility, depression and anxiety. Uterine fibroids are almost always benign tumors that develop in the uterus. 20 percent to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Not all women have symptoms, but women who do have moderate or severe symptoms often find fibroids hard to live with, since they cause pain and heavy menstrual bleeding.To avoid surgery, should women consider treatment with bio-identical hormones?World-renowned compounding pharmacist and hormone expert, Rudy Dragone, RPh discusses the two conditions and how to best treat them naturally.

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