Approximately 1 in 100 women under 40 will experience premature ovarian failure (POF), however most women wont become aware of it until they attempt to have a baby. Clinically, POF can present with similar symptoms of menopause however it occurs much earlier in life than the mean menopausal age of 51 years.
Today, Stacey (The BabyMaker) Roberts takes us through the clinical presentation of POF including testing, herbal and nutritional supplementation and psychological interventions with which Integrative Medicine practitioners can support these patients. Stacey will also cover the most important caveats and conundrums facing practitioners to enable them in making safe and effective judgements for their patients.
Covered in this episode:
[00:50] Welcoming back Stacey Roberts
[01:52] Today's topic, Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
[02:22] How many women does this affect?
[03:52] How is it detected?
[04:52] Do contraceptive interventions pose a risk?
[05:30] Symptoms and Differential Diagnosis
[06:52] Hallmark Pathology
[08:35] Health risks associated with no periods
[09:43] What do practitioners need to be looking for?
[13:41] Safe and effective support for rejuvenating the ovaries?
[20:10] Caveats to be aware of?
[22:16] What interventions help with stress management?
[23:38] What nutrients are important?
[25:31] Summary & Wrap up
[27:06] Learn about The BabyMaker Program
Other Podcasts with Stacey include:
- Endometriosis: Answers Beyond Surgery and The Pill
- Overcoming PCOS for pregnancy
- Fertility: Thyroid and Adrenal Stress
- Fertility and Pregnancy Health
- Male Infertility and Libido