Know Your Hormones

In this episode we’ll be talking to Dr Sonia Davison who is an endocrinologist with extensive experience and special interest in Women's Health. She is a Clinical Fellow with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and has also been a research fellow at the Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University. She is in private practice at Cabrini Medical Centre, Malvern, and at Jean Hailes for Women's Health, in Clayton.

Show Topics:

(0:36) The role of the endocrinologist

(0:56) Hormones and their role in the body

(1:37) Types of hormones

(3:06) Hormonal fluctuations by life stage

(4:20) Hormonal imbalance

(5:07) Thyroid hormone imbalances

(6:15) Symptoms of overactive thyroid

(6:38) The effect of hormones on mood

(7:48) Impact of stress on hormones

(8:52) Stress management to improve hormone health

(10:02) Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) – hormone fluctuations and symptoms

(11:37) Where to find more information on women’s hormone health

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