Healthy ovaries continue to make small amounts of hormones for our entire lives—especially testosterone. And contrary to outmoded science, they do NOT stop functioning after menopause! Most importantly, electively removing your ovaries can mean an increased risk for fatal coronary artery disease, cognitive impairment, and Parkinson’s disease. And these risks OUTWEIGH the reduced risk for fatal ovarian cancer that is associated with elective ovarian removal. But, even if you have already had your ovaries removed, there are ways you can mitigate these risks. Watch Dr. Northrup describe how to keep your ovaries or stay healthy without them!
How To Keep Your Ovaries: Don’t Let Your Fear Of Future Cancer Jeopardize Your Long-Term Health
by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
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