Dr. Anna Cabeca was 16 when her mother was undergoing heart surgery for cardiovascular disease. So Cabeca dug in and found that all of the health research was based on surgeries done on men. From that point, she became an advocate for women’s health and research.
Today, Cabeca, now a certified OB/GYN and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor brand and products, and In the Details host Karen Allen discuss the reasons why women have been left out of medical research and common misconceptions about women’s health.
When she was in residency, her mother underwent a second surgery and tragically didn’t make it through. Cabeca vowed that she would work for there to be a better way.
“At the time of her death, she was on 11 prescription medications, and no two were ever studied together in one person, let alone in a menopausal woman,” she says.
Cabeca discusses how she empowers patients to do what’s necessary to get better, as well as how to deal with menstrual and menopause symptoms and maintain a healthy diet.
In the Details is no longer releasing new episodes on the SUCCESS Podcast Network, but you can still listen to the full conversation below.