After a few years of practice here in the Twin Cities, I have realized the need for female holistic health. Not only the treatment or the palliative care, but education on how our body works. With our quick to diagnose society, people are not getting the whole list of options available to help them prevent and/or treat their symptoms effectively – at its roots.
Many sources give you the definitions of what ovaries are. Doctors are the ones that give you diagnosis. They also tell you when there is a disease in your ovaries and what your treatment options are. We are different here. Our clinic takes time to teach you how your body works, where your body is having troubles working and what to do about it. By educating patients, we give you the the knowledge and opportunity to decide what route is best for your health. We also strive to help you build the confidence necessary to get better and stay better. We provide options and you get healthy! We can’t wait to work with you.
- Pelvic Pain
- Female Infertitlity
- Follicular Cyst of Ovary
- Ovarian Cyst
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)
- Endometriosis of Ovary
- Ovarian Disease
- Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
- Premature Ovarian Failure
- Dermoid Cyst
- Ovarian Torsion
- Ovarian Apoplexy
- Ovarian Cancer
There are primary and secondary sex characteristics. The primary sex characteristics for females are the ovaries. The secondary sex characteristics are the uterus and all other developmental parts.
The ovaries produce steroid hormones (progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone) and peptide hormones (inhibits). There are three types of estrogen: estradiol(E2), estrone(E1), and estriol(E3). The ovaries produce androgens that are converted into E2 and then E1 (weakest form of estrogen) in the normal ovulation cycle. E1 is converted into E3 in the liver and also secreted through our urine along with any extra free estrogen (unbound).
In order for our estrogen to be produced, our brain has to tell it to do so by releasing gonadotropins (LH and FSH). This signals our ovaries and responds accordingly.
With all the signals between the brain and the ovaries (hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary axis) there is no wonder why so many different things go wrong.
At our clinic we do a comprehensive examination of blood and saliva to identify where your body is functioning appropriately and where the difficulties in function may lie. Please call today to see what we have to offer you.