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Secondary Amenorrhea by Dr Tori Hudson, ND

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Where did the cycle go? A deeper look at Evaluation and Management of Secondary Amenorrhea

A step-by-step methodical approach to a proper diagnosis as to the cause of secondary amenorrhea is fundamental to safe and effective treatment. Treatment options can then include the non-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical at either treating the underlying cause and/or prevention of long-term complications and risks. A focus will be the algorithm to achieve a proper diagnosis, botanical and nutraceutical options related to select underlying causes, and hormone prescriptions for both diagnosis and management.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, the clinician will be able to:

  • Properly define secondary amenorrhea and differential diagnosis
  • Formulate and conduct a methodical evaluation
  • Identify select botanical / nutraceuticals for secondary amenorrhea
  • Identify select use of hormonal management for secondary amenorrhea

CE Credits

CONO: Category A – 1.25 credit (General), 0.25 credit (Pharmacology)
British Columbia: Category C – 1.50 credit
AANP: 1.25 credit (General), 0.25 credit (Pharmacy)
OANP/OBNM: For Oregon attendees seeking OBNM approved CE credits, please note that this event has not been submitted for approval to the OBNM. CE certificate will be issued upon individual request.

Tori Hudson

Dr Tori Hudson, ND

Dr Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical adjunct professor at NUNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr Hudson has been in practice for more than 39 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’s Time” in Portland, Oregon, co-owner and director of product research and education for VITANICA and the program director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium), a non-profit organization for accredited naturopathic residencies.

Dr Hudson has been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Dr Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s Award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NUNM Alumni Pioneer Award, the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NUNM Hall of Fame. In 2016, she was the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.

In 2021 she received the 2020 American Botanical Council’s prestigious Fredi Kronenberg Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals in Women’s Health Award for 2020.