Endocrine Essentials: Female Androgens

featuring Kelly Ruef, ND

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Endocrine Essentials - Episode 7

Published May 31, 2022

This week, Dr. Kelly Ruef is on the show discussing how the hormones that are most commonly thought of as “male hormones” present symptoms in female patients. You’ll learn more about what to look for on the DUTCH Test when assessing testosterone, DHEA-S, androsterone, and other androgens for female patients.

About our speaker

Dr. Ruef is a licensed naturopathic doctor who completed her medical education at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She also completed a residency at Pearl Natural Health in downtown Portland, where she specialized in inflammatory bowel diseases and women’s health. For undergraduate education, Dr. Ruef received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and cell biology with a minor in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ruef’s strategy is to give thorough, clear explanations to her patients, and she always encourages questions to help lead her patients to better health.

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