Ovary

Definition of Ovary:

Ovaries are about the size of an almond and lie on either side of the lower abdomen beside the uterus.  They usually produce one egg each month and whether the egg is fertilized or not, the reproductive process follows a monthly cycle, with constant changes in various hormone levels, preparing another opportunity for conception.  The ovary is responsible for most of the estrogen production in women.  At menopause (sometime after middle-age), egg production ceases and hormone levels drop significantly.

Also: Ovaries

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Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

...the condition
“...These include ... Exposure to chemotherapy used to treat cancers such as breast cancer, cancer of the ovary or the lymphomas...”

Amenorrhea

...relationship to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
“In many women with polycystic ovaries, menstruation begins at the normal age...”
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Andropause/Male Menopause

...the condition
“...The relationship between the ovaries, estrogen, the brain, and the pituitary are the same as the relationship between the testes, testosterone, the brain, and the pituitary...”

Antigonadotropic

...related topic
“Agent preventing growth or function of the testes or ovary...”

Bladder Cancer

...our question about How much coffee you drink
“Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers...”

Cancer, General

...our question about your height (female)
“...The types of cancers which were found to increase with height include cancers of the breast, ovary, womb, bowel, leukemia, and malignant melanoma...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“...cells that are widely distributed within the body but found in greatest amounts in the small intestine and then in decreasing amounts in the appendix, rectum, lung, pancreas and very rarely in the ovaries, testes, liver, bile ducts or other locations...”

Chronic Thyroiditis

...the condition
“...abnormality in the immune system, which in many patients somehow allows autoimmunity to develop against thyroid tissues as well as other tissues, including those of the stomach, adrenal glands and ovaries...”

Ectopic Pregnancy

...related topic
“...Instead, the egg usually attaches in the fallopian tube, which connects the ovary to the uterus...”

Endocrine Glands

...related topic
“A set of glands including the pituitary, hypothalamus, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus and adrenal glands, as well as the pancreas, ovaries and testes...”

Endometriosis

...recommendation Surgery
“Laser techniques to destroy endometrial tissue are currently popular in conventional medicine as is removing the uterus, ovaries (and perhaps appendix) thus stopping the menstrual cycle altogether...”

Estrogen

...related topic
“One of the female sex hormones produced by the ovaries...”

Estrogen Replacement

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Menopause usually occurs around the age of fifty years old and occurs secondary to failure of the ovaries to produce estrogen and progestin, which are the female hormones...”

Female Hair Loss

...relationship to Hypothalamus / Pituitary / Pineal Dysfunction
“Any condition that upsets the ovary, adrenal or pituitary gland may result in hair loss...”

Female Infertility

...relationship to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
“...This is believed to result from elevated insulin levels that stimulate excess androgen production by the ovaries...”
...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“...The lack of normal progesterone production by the ovaries in the second half of the menstrual cycle is called luteal phase defect...”

Genitourinary

...related topic
“...The genitourinary system consists of the kidneys, bladder, urethra; (in males) the penis, testicles, prostate; (in females) the vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...PMS); Thyroid disease; A hyperprolactinemia diagnosis; A Diabetes type I or II diagnosis; Hypoglycemia; Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS); Endometriosis; Immune System Symptoms...”

Gonads

...related topic
“Both male and female reproductive glands are also called gonads: female ovaries and male testes both produce the same hormones, just in different amounts...”

High Female Testosterone Level

...the condition
“...Testosterone is made not only in the testes of men but also in the ovaries of women and in the adrenal glands of both men and women...”
...relationship to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
“Increased testosterone levels in women are most often caused by polycystic ovaries...”

Hirsutism

...the condition
“...True hirsutism may be due to ... Polycystic ovary syndrome...”

Hypogastric

...related topic
“...In females it also contains the uterus, left and right ovaries, and left and right fallopian tubes...”

Hysterectomy

...related topic
“...A radical hysterectomy involves surgical removal of the uterus, upper vagina, tissues adjacent to the uterus and possibly the ovaries; usually undertaken for carcinoma of the uterus...”

Irregular Periods

...the condition
“...Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia; Excessive exercise / overtraining; Alcohol; Uterine abnormalities such as cervical polyps, uterine fibroids and endometriosis; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Affecting about 10% of women, PCOS causes cysts to form on the ovaries, interfering with regular ovulation...”

Kidney Cancer

...our question about How much coffee you drink
“Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers...”

Left Iliac

...related topic
“...It contains the descending colon, sigmoid colon, small intestines, and (in females) left ovary and left fallopian tube...”

Low Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

...the condition
“Decreased SHBG levels are often seen in cases of hirsutism, acne vulgaris and the polycystic ovary syndrome...”

Luteinizing Hormone

...related topic
“Anterior pituitary hormone stimulating estrogen production by the ovary; promoting formation of progesterone by the corpus luteum in women and stimulating testosterone release in men...”

Massage

...as a treatment
“...Abdominal massage should not be done in cases of general, femoral, inguinal and umbilical hernia; inflammation of the uterus, bladder, ovaries or fallopian tubes; kidney stones; bladder or gall bladder problems; ulcers of the stomach or intestines; and pregnancy...”

Menopausal Issues

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Surgical menopause involves the removal of the uterus and/or ovaries...”
...recommendation Maca
“...cardiologist in Lima, has been using the maca root in his practice for a decade and reports finding maca to be effective for women with menopausal symptoms, including one who had already had her ovaries removed...”
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Metrorrhagia

...the condition
“...control pills, corticosteroids, hypothalamic depressants, anticholinergics, anticoagulants); uterine fibroids; functional ovarian cysts; polyps; carcinoma of the vagina, cervix, endometrium or ovary; renal or liver disease; coagulation disorders; anabolic steroid use; IUDs or other trauma...”

Mumps

...related topic
“...Although it usually infects the parotid glands, and is often only a mild condition, it can spread to the testes or ovaries and cause serious problems, particularly when contracted by unresistant adults...”

Natural Progesterone

...as a treatment
“...Progesterone is also produced by the ovaries and compliments estrogen...”

Ovarian Cancer

...the condition
“...The most common type develops from the cells of the epithelium, or the surface of the ovary; these cells are epithelial cells...”
...our question about How much coffee you drink
“Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...[Am J Epidemiol 139(11): S37, 1994] Consumption of foods containing beta-carotene by 71 women with epithelial cancer of the ovary and 141 matched controls was investigated...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers...”

Ovarian Cysts

...the condition
“An ovary can frequently become enlarged by a cyst – a fluid-filled compartment or sac formed by an envelope of ovarian tissue...”
...related topic
“...Functional ovarian cysts form part of the normal functioning of the ovary and are always benign...”

Pancreatic Cancer

...our question about How much coffee you drink
“Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers...”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

...the condition
“...It is an infection of the upper genital tract and can affect the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other related structures...”

Pelvis

...related topic
“...Organs in a woman's pelvis include the uterus, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder and rectum...”

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

...the condition
“Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), previously known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a disorder in which numerous benign cysts form on the ovaries under a thick, white covering...”
...our question about your age
“Polycystic ovary syndrome is a diagnosis made in 5%-10% of women between late adolescence and menopause...”
...recommendation Ultrasound Imaging
“An ultrasound examination of the ovaries may be necessary to confirm a diagnosis...”
...recommendation Sugar Avoidance / Reduction
“... the increased insulin from sugar consumption stimulates androgen receptors on the outside of the ovary, causing a failure of ovulation and the typical PCOS symptoms of hirsutism and acne...”

Postmenopausal Issues

...our question about Hysterectomy
“...When both ovaries are removed, the levels of estrogen in the body drop dramatically and women usually experience symptoms of "surgical menopause" within a few days of surgery...”

Pregnenolone

...as a treatment
“...Pregnenolone is the precursor to all of the steroid hormones (those made by the ovaries, testicles, and adrenal glands), including progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, the cortisones, and DHEA...”

Progesterone Excess

...the condition
“...Progesterone is naturally produced during the second week of a woman's period, but her ovaries may produce it in excess...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...the condition
“...One of the interesting facts about fibroids is that, regardless of the size, fibroids commonly atrophy once menopause arrives and a woman's ovaries are no longer making estrogen...”

Radiation Therapy (Radio Therapy)

...as a treatment
“...Loss of fertility may be temporary or permanent, depending on the patient's age and on whether the testes or ovaries received radiation...”

Right Iliac

...related topic
“...It contains the appendix, cecum, small intestines, ascending colon, and (in females) right fallopian tube and right ovary...”

Squawvine

...as a treatment
“...It strengthens the uterus, tones the uterine lining, helps prevent miscarriage, and relieves congestion of the uterus and ovaries...”

Test Estrogen Level

...as a treatment
“...In women, estrogens are produced mainly in the ovaries (and the placenta during pregnancy)...”

Test Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

...as a treatment
“...In postmenopausal women, SHBG, testosterone, and estrogen concentrations all decrease as hormone production by the ovaries tapers off...”

Testosterone

...as a treatment
“...Testosterone comes primarily from the testes of males and the ovaries of females, with small amounts being secreted by the adrenal glands...”

Thymic Factors

...as a treatment
“...Modern medicine replaces the thyroid gland with thyroid hormone, the adrenal gland with cortisone, the pancreas gland with insulin, and the ovaries with estrogen and progesterone...”

Topical Estrogen

...as a treatment
“Estrogens are a class of hormones produced in the ovaries, or made from other hormones in fat cells...”

Ultrasound Imaging

...as a treatment
“...Ultrasound can help to examine the fallopian tubes, ovaries and other reproductive organs in cases of infertility, or to look for cysts or other foreign objects...”
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