episode #207

PCOS, Excess Testosterone & Women



In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Estima demystifies the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), including its causes and symptoms. Tune in to delve into all things testosterone and discover how the excess of it affects women. Dr. Stephanie will explain the role of genetics, stress, insulin, how to test properly for accurate results, and potentially even reverse PCOS.

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Episode Overview:

  • 4:30 Introduction
  • 6:20 Luteinizing Hormone
  • 6:50 PCOS and Ovulation
  • 8:50 Cysts
  • 10:02 Symptoms of PCOS
  • 15:31 Testosterone In Women
  • 17:39 What Causes Extra Testosterone
  • 19:30 Testing and Sexual Binding Globulin
  • 29:12 Teenagers with PCOS
  • 32:53 Genetics
  • 33:56 How To Reverse PCOS
  • 36:45 Muscle Mass & Resistance Training
  • 39:30 Stress

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I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

The Betty Body is my first book-baby, and a collection of what I’ve learned after thousands of clinical hours, hundreds of conversations with the world’s top experts, and most importantly…

This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

I want this for you too. Let’s go Bettys!