What is a Hysterectomy?
It is a surgery for a women to have her uterus removed.
What can I expect post Hysterectomy?
You were probably not told of the long-term post-hysterectomy problems that can arise in your body because most physicians believe that this surgery has minimal long-term risks. But hysterectomy operations for conditions before menopause may have severe post-menopausal health risks later in life. Even a hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The findings are published in Menopause. http://journals.lww.com/menopausejournal/pages/default.aspx
The following paragraph comes from the study author Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D., Mayo Clinic OB-GYN: “While women are increasingly aware that removing their ovaries poses health risks, this study suggests hysterectomy alone has risks, especially for women who undergo hysterectomy prior to age 35. This is the best data to date that shows women undergoing a hysterectomy have a risk of long-term disease─even when both ovaries are conserved.”
The study shows that women who had a hysterectomy without any ovary removal had a 14 percent increased risk in lipid abnormalities, a 13 percent increased risk of high blood pressure, an 18 percent increased the risk of obesity and a 33 percent increased risk of coronary artery disease. Furthermore, women under the age of 35 had a 4.6-fold increased risk of congestive heart failure and a 2.5-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease.”
Is there anything natural I can do to support myself post Hysterectomy?
We would direct you to our two podcasts on What Does Cause Heart Attacks and What Does Not Cause Heart Attacks #127 and #128. And we would highly recommend your consideration of the following protocol:
Hysterectomy (post) ProtocolDr. Jack and Mary Stockwell, CGP, have a specific supplement protocol for Hysterectomy (post) however we do not recommend nutritional support for non-patients using generic protocols. To access our Patient-Only content on The Forbidden Doctor website, you must start by filling out our free Symptom Survey. Dr. Stockwell and his staff will review and provide customized supplement protocols for each new patient entering our practice. These personalized protocols will save you money immediately by guiding you to only the supplements you need. Once you are a patient who has been evaluated, you will be granted access to the Patient Portal and all of our Symptom Library protocols, including this one. There will also be a treasure trove of forbidden information that’s been kept from you for at least 90 years.
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