Listen as Dr. Berga explains how a woman's overies distribute estrogen.
Well, I mean, what normally happens is you’ve got these cells that make hormones and they have to release the hormone into the bloodstream and they just do that in little packages and so they are just constantly releasing these little packages and that’s actually what we try to do when we make these drugs now, is we try to make way for the estrogen to be gently released into the bloodstream in a steady state that more approximates what the ovary or the adrenal gland can do because that’s what you want to have until you know there’s something better.
About Dr. Berga, M.D.:
Dr. Sarah Berga is professor and chairman in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and later held an Obstetrics and Gynecology General Hospital Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berga’s research focuses on understanding the impact of psychogenic and metabolic stresses upon the reproductive system and as a cause of infertility, among other topics.
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