Treatment of diseases related to ovarian functioning
Graduate doctor at UnB
Specialist in Gynecology and Colposcopy
Post-Graduation in Orthomolecular Practice in Medicine (PUC)
Extensive academic training in Brazil and abroad
Adept of Integrative Medicine
More than 25 Years Dedicated to the Care of Women
Female Endocrinology, a branch of Endocrinology committed to the study of hormonal regulation of the female reproductive system and its disturbances, from birth to old age. As women represent half of the world population, it is not surprising that Female Endocrinology is so popular among health professionals and women themselves.
Among the pathologies, we highlight:
Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hairs);
Early or late menses
Changes in the menstrual cycle (absence or excessive menses);
Ovarian dysfunctions (polycystic ovary syndrome);
Changes in libido (motivated or not by contraceptive use);
What causes libido change?
Many factors can cause changes in libido, such as pregnancy or changes in thyroid, ovary and adrenal gland hormones. Low levels of testosterone (male hormone, also found in women), and high levels of prolactin (hormone that acts on the ovary and stimulate milk production after birth) and progesterone (the hormone responsible for maintaining pregnancy) can interfere with sexual stimulation. Use of drugs and stress also causes loss of libido.
What is Hirsutism?
Hirsutism is an increase in the amount of hair in the woman in places that are common to men, such as chin, cheek, lower abdomen, around nipples, between the breasts, buttocks, and the inner thighs.
Hirsutism, although rare, it usually affects women during the fertile years and after menopause, is usually associated with menstrual irregularities, hormonal changes, infertility and acne. Many cases have no definite cause.
What can affect the menstrual cycle?
Many factors can interfere with the regularity and duration of the cycle. Emotional upheavals, for example, are the most frequent causes for both. Emotions interfere with hormones, which are responsible for maintaining a variety of functions in the body.
Other reasons that can lead to changes in the menstrual cycle are stress, illnesses, sudden changes in schedules, overweight, perimenopause, menopause and pregnancy. However, you do not have to be desperate. Faced with this situation, look for a professional so that he can properly assess the causes of such dysfunction.
What is dysfunction in the ovary?
Ovarian dysfunction refers to the group of disorders related to hormonal disease. Most of the time, manifesting illnesses change the menstrual cycle – it takes a long time (over 35 days), non-characteristic bleeding between menstrual periods, poor or very heavy menstrual period, a total failure of the cycle. This problem requires a mandatory correction, such as an irregular menstrual cycle, which develops when there are problems with the ovaries it is very difficult to conceive.
How menopause affects your health?
Menopause is an event within the climacteric. Both considered physiological events in the course of a woman’s life. However, because of their characteristics, they acquire the pathological aspect, and as such need to be corrected, so menopause and climacteric have, rather, characteristics that harm women’s health, but can be treated.