Ep49 – What is the HP OAT axis, and why is it so important for everyone who’s TTC
Hello, I’m Katy Bradbury, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, private Health Visitor and qualified nurse. I have worked within Women’s Health, Maternal and Children’s Health for many years.
Today’s podcast is titled ” What is the HP OAT axis and why is it so important for everyone who’s TTC.” Today, I talk about the HP-OAT axis and why is it so important for everyone who’s TTC. The HP-OAT axis refers to the hypothalamic and pituitary glands in the brain and how they connect with the ovaries, adrenal and thyroid glands.
00:00: Introduction following some unplanned vocal exercises
01:36: The HP-OAT axis is one of the most significant things that can impact your fertility
02:29: Please do leave a review and rating for the podcast
03:22: Do you have any ideas or specific questions for your circumstances answered for the podcast?
04:31: What does the HP-OAT axis stand for?
08:16: Males have an axis to – the HP-GAT axis
10:17: If one of these systems are down, it can have a domino effect
11:28: Episode 28 – Here’s the thing about low oestrogen
13:23: So what happens in the control centre?
16:18: Symptoms and their link: Irregular or absent cycles, painful periods or cyclical migraines
17:28: Symptoms and their link: Thyroid dysfunction
18:06: Symptoms and their link: Stressed, anxious, panic attacks
18:56: Caveat on Adrenal fatigue
20:37: What can we do? Knowledge is Power
21:02: Any of these symptoms are not exclusive to fertility issues – so get tested properly
24:50: Full thyroid panel blood test – important information
26:48: Typical western medicine vs what I test for
28:45: Metabolic reserve
29:34: Reproductive Health Checklist
29:55: How do we build out metabolic reserves?
32:03: Episode 45 – What do we mean by detoxification, and why on Earth is it important for fertility
Linked mention in the podcast
Episode 28 – Here’s the thing about low oestrogen
Episode 45 – What do we mean by detoxification, and why on Earth is it important for fertility
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