Month: July 2014

Androgens, DHEA and Egg Quality

Androgens such as testosterone and DHEA are important markers of egg quality. In women with diminished ovarian reserve we often see low levels of these hormones. A recent study outlined the reponse during IVF of women with poor egg quality or diminished ovarian reserve, with respect to their levels of testosterone.

Leaky Gut and PCOS

PCOS Diva Amy Medling asked me to write a post for her on PCOS and Leaky Gut. Leaky gut is also known as intestinal permeability – often misdiagnosed as IBS, this condition occurs when the lining of the intestine is no longer a sealed barrier, protecting the immune system from the intestinal contents.