PCOS Problems Post Menopause with Dr. Allison Rodgers

Season 3, Episode 129,   May 23, 12:30 AM

When I first learned about PCOS during my training, I was told that once a woman with PCOS hit menopause, irregular periods, excess hair growth dealing with fertility problems and other manifestations of PCOS were in the rear-view mirror. And that’s true, but we now know that women who had PCOS during the reproductive years, are not entirely off the hook down the road and that PCOS early in life is associated with several health issues later in life.  Today I am having a conversation with reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Alison Rogers, about the impact of PCOS later in life. 

  • The history of PCOS, AKA Stein Levinthal Syndrome
  • What Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is
  • Health concerns of young women with PCOS
  • If there is a genetic predisposition to PCOS
  • Why women with PCOS are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
  • What happens to women with PCOS when they go through menopause
  • Post menopause risks in women with a history of PCOS
  • If women with PCOS can safely use hormone therapy
  • Wrap Up! 

                                                 Allison Rogers MD
                                   Social Media: @dr.allison.rodgers

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Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society. 


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