Conventional doctors may tell you that having your tubes tied won’t affect your hormones, however this couldn’t be further from the truth. Watch as Dr. Hotze explains what really happens after a tubal ligation.
2:10: When you tie off the fallopian tube, you cut off part of the blood supply to the ovary – to both ovaries.
2:24: They aren’t going to get the proper nutrients and oxygen that they need to operate and function properly. That can cause a problem with low production of progesterone.
3:27: What does that lead to? Well, it leads to all the kind of symptoms women have when they have premenstrual symptoms. They can get mood swings, fluid retention, headaches, migraine headaches, weight gain, fatigue, and inability to focus and think clearly.
5:18: What’s the solution? The solution is really simple. Take natural occurring bioidentical progesterone, that’s what we offer our guests and those who have had tubal ligations.
Hello, I’m Dr. Steve Hotze founder and CEO of Hotze Health & Wellness Center in Houston, Texas. My goal is to help you obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally so you enjoy a better quality of life.
Today, we’re going to talk about and answer a question I’m often asked by women who have had tubal ligations. I’ve had them say, “Doctor, I had a tubal ligation and after that I just felt like my health fell to pieces. I’ve asked my doctor and he said that couldn’t be causing the problem. Can it?”
Well, can a tubal ligation cause an individual, a woman, to end up having poor health? The answer is, of course it can. Let me explain. A tubal ligation is when a physician goes in and ties off the fallopian tubes. Remember, you have the uterus and the uterus has two tubes that connect to the ovary. When the ovary ovulates and gives off an egg, the eggs are transported down the fallopian tubes and into the womb preparing to be fertilized and have a pregnancy. If there’s no pregnancy, then at the end of the cycle everything’s sloughed and that whole process starts over. Once a month, a woman would ovulate.
Well, if a woman decides she doesn’t want to have any pregnancies she may decide to have a tubal ligation. What does that do? Well, the doctor goes in and literally ties off each tube so no egg can be transported down the tube. That can cause a blood flow problem to the two ovaries.
Blood Flow to Ovaries is Compromised
Each ovary has two sources of blood flow, one coming from the ovarian artery and one from the uterine artery. When you tie off the fallopian tube, you cut off part of the blood supply to the ovary. If both ovaries have their blood supply cut off, that can cause problems because obviously if you cut off the blood supply, the ovaries are not going to function as well. They aren’t going to get the proper nutrients and oxygen that they need to operate and function properly. That can cause a problem with low production of progesterone.
Now progesterone is the hormone of the second half of the menstrual cycle. All month long a woman will make estrogen hormone, but in mid-cycle when she ovulates, if she ovulates in that area where the ovulation occurred, she produces progesterone to balance out the estrogen. It’s a hormone that matures the inner lining of the womb and prepares it for pregnancy, but it affects every cell in the body most importantly brain function – the way we think and the way we feel. So in women, progesterone levels are low and decline as they march through their menstrual life. It can start right after the first baby, but routinely by the time a woman hits 35 or 40 she has lower and lower production of progesterone and that means she’s not balancing her estrogen hormones.
Symptoms of Low Progesterone
What does that lead to? Well, it leads to all the kind of symptoms women have when they have premenstrual symptoms. They can get mood swings, fluid retention, headaches, migraine headaches, weight gain, fatigue, and inability to focus and think clearly.
Why does all this happen? It is because the hormones are all interrelated, the sex hormones are interrelated with the thyroid hormones. When you have low levels of production of progesterone, the estrogen hormone causes the body to produce a protein from the liver called thyroid binding globulin, which binds up thyroid hormone so it can’t get into the cell adequately.
Thyroid Function is Compromised
If you remember, I talked previously about how the thyroid hormone is what enables the power plants in the cell to be activated so they produce energy. If you have a progesterone deficiency and now your estrogen is out of balance with your progesterone, your body produces proteins which block the ability of your cells to properly assimilate and utilize thyroid hormones, which activate your cells, so you’re going to get all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Instead of occurring just premenstrually when women have the decline in their progesterone levels where they have these symptoms, it occurs all month long.
Routinely, you go to your physician and ask the physician “what could be the problem?” “Could it be my hormones?” I can’t tell you how many doctors have told the patient, “no, it’s not your hormones. Everything’s normal. Well, you still have your ovaries you’re making hormones.”
They don’t realize for some reason, it ought to be obvious to them, that since the blood supply is cut off to a portion of the ovaries, they don’t function as well and the hormonal balance is adversely impacted.
Natural Solution: Bioidentical Hormones
What’s the solution? The solution is really simple. Take natural occurring bioidentical progesterone, that’s what we offer our guests and those who have had tubal ligations. We’ll give them some progesterone in the morning and evening every day and that balances out the estrogen, that decreases the binding globulins on the thyroid, they get thyroid into their cells and also if they have the symptoms of low thyroid we’re going to add a little thyroid natural desiccated thyroid. So a little natural thyroid and natural progesterone can go miles to helping you. If you’ve had a tubal ligation it can go miles to helping you get on a path of health and wellness so you feel well again and you’ve got your vitality back, your energy and your enthusiasm.
My goal is to help you obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally so you enjoy a better quality of life. I hope you have an understanding of how tubal ligations can have an adverse effect on your health.
I’m Dr. Steve Hotze, founder and CEO of Hotze Health & Wellness Center. Thank you for allowing me to be with you today. I’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe and I invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel and also follow me on Facebook at Hotze Health.
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