Hormones can become disrupted after a brain injury. This week on Hope Survives® | Brain Injury Podcast, 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.
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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
MEET OUR GUEST:
Melissa Biscardi is a registered nurse and osteopathic therapist focusing on concussion rehabilitation, long-Covid, and brain optimization. Melissa maintains a private practice - Concussion Rehab Lab - in Toronto and virtually, for busy go-getters aiming to reclaim their brain health. She also acts as a mentor to clinicians teaching workshops and through her Concussion mentorship program - the Concussion Rehab Accelerator. Melissa has published numerous research articles and three book chapters covering different aspects of brain health including concussion, dementia, injury prevention, and aging with brain injury. She completed a Master of Science focusing on women’s hormones post concussion and she is currently pursuing her PhD at University of Toronto. She has dedicated her life to helping others improve their brain health and to feel like themselves again after concussion through effective, evidence-based concussion care.
Connect: @the.rehab.lab | rehablab.ca
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
Connect: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com
About This Podcast
Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, or ABI? This podcast is for you. Sharing hope, support, and education for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Hosted by award-winning TBI survivor, advocate, and singer/songwriter Cristabelle Braden, this is an uplifting podcast to bring hope to your darkest days. Subscribe and stay tuned for messages of encouragement, interviews with professionals, and survivor stories.
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