Removing Both Ovaries Speeds Aging in Premenopausal Women – Study Shows

Hormonal balance is a critical part of being healthy and preserving youth. Hormones regulate a multitude of biochemical processes that maintains optimal functioning of both the body and mind. It is no surprise then when this balance is disrupted, by the removal of both the ovaries of premenopausal women, the aging process accelerates. Doctor Sarkis had long known about this and has been offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) to patients to restore their hormonal balance.

As reported by CNN:

“Analyzing the collected data and comparing the two groups of women, Rocca discovered that women under 46 who had undergone the surgery experienced a higher incidence of 18 chronic conditions (except cancer), while also being more likely to have multiple chronic conditions.

Yet, estrogen therapy following the surgery reduced the risk of some illnesses. The lack of estrogen may accelerate aging in women, according to Rocca.”

Walter Rocca has published several papers on this topic, studying the effects of hormonal disruption from removing both ovaries in a surgery called Bilateral Oophorectomy. Rocca also studied its effect on brain aging, as well as the role of estrogen in mitigating the negative consequences of this surgery.

Removing both ovaries are not the only thing that can affect your hormonal balance. Multiple environmental factors, disease, toxins can all contribute to premature failure of critical hormonal organs. Is hormonal imbalance impairing your optimal health? You can schedule a free consultation with Dr. Sarkis to find out if our BHRT program is appropriate to improve your well being.


For further reading, the following are references to some the articles published by Rocca as mentioned above:

  1. Faubion, S. S., Files, J. A., & Rocca, W. A. (2016). Elective Oophorectomy: Primum Non Nocere. Journal of Women’s Health, 25(2), 200-202. doi:10.1089/jwh.2015.5656
  2. Rocca, W. A., Grossardt, B. R., & Shuster, L. T. (2010). Oophorectomy, Menopause, Estrogen, and Cognitive Aging: The Timing Hypothesis.Neurodegenerative Diseases, 7(1-3), 163-166. doi:10.1159/000289229
  3. Rocca, W. A., Grossardt, B. R., & Maraganore, D. M. (2008). The Long-Term Effects of Oophorectomy on Cognitive and Motor Aging Are Age Dependent. Neurodegenerative Diseases Neurodegener Dis, 5(3-4), 257-260. doi:10.1159/000113718\
  4. Rocca, W. A., Shuster, L. T., Grossardt, B. R., Maraganore, D. M., Gostout, B. S., Geda, Y. E., & Melton, L. J. (2009). Long-term effects of bilateral oophorectomy on brain aging: Unanswered questions from the Mayo clinic cohort study of Oophorectomy and aging. Women’s Health, 5(1), 39–48. doi:10.2217/17455057.5.1.39

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