Did you know that hormones can be affected by a brain injury? Hormonal imbalances can actually be a contributing factor to persistent symptoms, along with affecting sleep, stress response, and reproductive systems.
Today on Hope Survives | Brain Injury Podcast, Dr. Meaghan Kirschling is here to talk about some of these potential hormonal changes, and how it could potentially affect a brain injury survivor. We also discuss variables in age, differences between male and female, and sex drive.
Season 2 - Episode 4
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4:29 Introducing Dr. Meaghan
10:18 Brain Injury Affects Hormones
14:14 What if it goes untreated?
15:22 Stress Response
16:32 Hormones & Persistent Symptoms
17:25 Pituitary Gland
21:58 Cortisol & Adrenal Glands
25:28 Variables (Age, etc.)
27:59 Oxytocin, Emotional Connection
31:19 Male vs. Female Differences
34:59 Birth Control & Menstrual Cycle
37:38 Testosterone & Estrogen Balance
40:03 Sex Drive
43:47 Sleep & Melatonin
51:43 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Dr. Meaghan Kirschling has a passion for education and integrative health! She has both an allopathic and alternative medical background, receiving a Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University, a B.S. in Nursing and Exercise Science from Valparaiso University, a Masters in Nutrition from the University of Connecticut Bridgeport, and a Masters of Nursing in Women's Health from the University of Cincinnati. Her background in healthcare is comprehensive and includes working as a floor nurse on the Organ Transplant Unit at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital and working as a functional medicine doctor at Synapse: Center for Health and Healing. In 2010, she was granted an incredible experience to be one of the first two chiropractic physicians working for the Army overseas. She moved to Germany and worked at Baumholder Health Clinic, where she helped to create an integrative environment by working closely with MDs, DOs, PTs, and others. Her passion for education is evident through both her constant ongoing seminar and class participation, but also by her being a faculty member at the University of Maryland where she teaches health science classes. Dr. Meaghan is so excited to provide comprehensive care to her patients. Her clinical expertise spans from digestive health, women's health and hormones, and chiropractic care.
Connect: @drmeaghankirschling on instagram, or oneagorahealth.com
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
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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