Advocating for women's health rights
Note: Dr. Hufnagel is a whistle blower. She has exposed a number of abuses in women's health including unnecessary hysterectomies, uterine artery fibroid embolization, and the withholding of information about post tubal syndrome to women and the public by her peers. Being a whistle blower she is continuously under attack.
Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS)
Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS)
syndrome was first described by Dr. Vicki Hufnagel
Dr. Hufnagel defined and reported on this syndrome to peer review medical associations. She also wrote the first papers describing a need to change the informed consent to inform women about this condition. She has continued to provide the latest in clinical research and knowledge in the international health care arena for over 20 years.
Dr. Hufnagels clinical work has linked PTLS with:
Dr. Hufnagel named and described the condition of "Ovarian Isolation". Ovarian isolation occurs when an ovary is surgically isolated/removed from its blood supply. The isolated ovary becomes atrophic and nonfunctional. Ovarian isolation commonly occurs after hysterectomy when the ovaries are left in place. Today women are usually informed at the time of hysterectomy that if their ovaries are left in place they may fail. Ovarian isolation can and often occurs after tubal ligation.
If both ovaries are removed, or becomes non-functional due to ovarian isolation in a pre-menopausal woman as part an operation, the sudden loss of estrogen will trigger an abrupt premature menopause and hormone shock that may involve severe symptoms of hot flashes, chills, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, loss of sex drive, and heart palpation's.
The surgical removal of both the ovaries, (either by surgical removal or by ovarian isolation) causes a "surgical menopause", AKA "female castration"
Women are commonly given misinformation that their ovaries will continue to function as normal after a hysterectomy or a tubal ligation. It is true that for some women their ovaries will continue to function as before, but in most causes one or both ovaries will fail due to the blood supply being affected by the ovaries becoming isolated from their blood supply.
Post tubal women are often wrongly told that menopause, ovarian isolation, or the ovaries being affected by lack of blood supply is impossible because the ovaries have 2 sources of blood supply. As you can see in the diagram, just a little more then 1/2 of all women have two sources of blood supply to her ovaries. The other 1/2 have only one source of blood supply to their ovaries.
Women are also commonly misinformed that if one ovary is removed that the remaining ovary will make up for the loss of the other. This is not true.
If one ovary is removed, or becomes non-functional due to ovarian isolation, a hormonal imbalance will occur. The remaining ovary does not begin to make twice as much estrogen as before, and the remaining ovary does not begin to release twice as many eggs as before.
Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome
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