Empowered By... a first-of-its-kind live video event connecting viewers and guests with groundbreaking innovations and treatments in the health and wellness space. This show will offer unprecedented access to scientists, doctors and experts in the medical profession mixed with the true life experience and case studies of people in all stages of MS.
Our lead expert on this webcast is Dr. Riley Bove, a clinician and researcher at the University of San Francisco. She is currently researching hormonal modulation and the effects on one's health, as well as gender-specific MS treatments.
Meet The Guests
Dr. Riley Bove: a clinician and researcher at the University of San Francisco. She is currently researching hormonal modulation and the effects on one's health, as well as gender-specific MS treatments.
Sheilah Crowley: An MCP/MS user and mother of two, who had a relapse of her MS after 23 years of remission, which coincided with the onset of menopause.
- Hormones are like "little messengers" that carry signals about the outside world to the different body parts that need to respond. For example, whether it's sunny or cold out, or if someone is your friend or a threat.
- Hormones regulate the brain from the prenatal environment through aging.
- The focus of the webcast is on gonadal hormones, the hormones that regulate reproduction.
- There are a lot of changes in the brain of a pregnant woman, particularly in the pituitary gland, which is responsible for the production of oxytocin.
- There are currently two sets of studies trying to put "the beautiful bundle of hormonal joy" into pill form in the US.
- Menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing estrogen, and it has been shown there is an accelerated change in the brain during this time.
- Suggestions from Dr. Bove on how to keep your hormones healthy now.
- And so much more!
So much more, in fact, that we encourage you to either watch the webcast above or read the transcript by clicking Empowered By... MS And Hormones Transcript. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.