Hormones can become disrupted after a brain injury, and today Melissa Biscardi is here to share current research and dive deeper into what this looks like for females, including the menstrual cycle, menopause, birth control, and more. We also discuss practical steps you can take if you think you or your loved one's hormones may have been affected.
4:55 Melissa & Her Research
8:10 When Menstrual Cycle is “Off”
10:25 Women and Concussions
12:25 Overlap with TBI Symptoms
14:25 Post-Partum Symptoms
15:55 Current Research of Brain Injury & Hormones
19:05 What you can do
20:10 anti-Müllerian hormone - Pre-Menopause & Menopause
23:45 Birth Control
26:20 Hormone Disruption
27:10 Cycle Connection with Risk of Injury
29:55 What you can do
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