postpartum hormones

Balancing Postpartum Hormones

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Balancing Your Hormones, Postpartum, Sex Hormones Leave a Comment

Postpartum hormone changes can lead to mood swings, fatigue, sleepless nights, and changes to your skin and hair. While some of these might be expected postpartum, continually feeling unwell weeks after delivery shouldn’t be considered a normal part of motherhood.  Motherhood comes with a unique set of challenges, including one struggle that nearly all new moms face: exhaustion! One of …

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10 Signs You Have Hypothyroidism

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Thyroid, Thyroid & Hormone Balance Leave a Comment

There are very obvious signs you have hypothyroidism and then much more subtle signs that can make this condition easy to miss. Hypothyroidism is an endocrine disorder, which means it affects hormones—in this case, thyroid hormone. Thankfully, providers are getting better at recognizing the signs. Even so, symptoms are often subtle or chalked up to other things, which means it …

Can Stress Cause a Hormone Imbalance

Can Stress Cause a Hormone Imbalance

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Brain Health, Hormones, Stress Reduction, Wellbeing Leave a Comment

In our modern world, the pervasiveness of stress is more than just a fleeting concern; it’s a critical health issue. With each passing month, new research emerges, underscoring the profound impact of stress on our overall well-being. Far from being a mere inconvenience, stress has the potential to impact your hormone production significantly, weaken your immune system, and, alarmingly, even …