Medical terms coined by Dr. Vikki Hufnagel, MD
Ovarian Isolation: Occurs when an ovary is surgically isolated or removed from its blood supply (oopherectomy). The ovary(s) are castrated but not physically removed from the body. The isolated ovary(s) becomes atrophic and nonfunctional. Ovarian isolation occurs most often with hysterectomy, salpingectomy and tubal ligation.
Hormone Shock: Sudden loss or abrupt change of hormones triggering physical shock and manifesting with shock related symptoms.
The symptoms of hormone shock that can manifest after the loss of ovarian function includes: Chills, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, bladder dysfunction, loss of sex drive, sleep disturbances, headaches, heart palpation's, fuzzy logic, confusion, rage, depression, and memory loss that can mimic an Alzheimer’s type state.
In addition to these symptoms, women who lose both ovaries, or lose the function of their ovaries also lose the protection these hormones provide against heart disease and osteoporosis many years earlier than if they had experienced natural menopause.
Women who have had their ovaries removed or rendered nonfunctional due to ovarian isolation are seven times more likely to develop coronary heart disease and much more likely to develop bone problems at an early age than are pre-menopausal women whose ovaries are intact and functioning.
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