For every day I’m in my medical office, at least one woman has hair loss on her list of symptoms.
Hair loss is both terrifying and devastating for any woman. I’ve had my own brush (no pun intended!) with it - twice in my life. The very word distress says it all: dis = not, opposite of, tress = a long lock of a woman's hair. Ever thought of that before?
Because women's hair loss isn’t considered life threatening, most doctors don’t offer much by way of help other than recommending hormone therapy. But there’s most to the story than that - for one, while perhaps not life-threatening, it is life altering, especially when severe or persistent, and there are solutions for many causes of hormonal hair loss that don’t involve drugs or injections.
In this new blog/podcast, I focus on the most common hormonally-related causes of hair loss, and what you can do to reverse these and take back your hair health!
If you’ve experienced hair loss, or someone you love has, be sure to let me hear from you in the comments - your stories and experiences help other readers and listeners feel less alone, and when we talk about what’s really going on in our lives, we can not only shift our own experience, but really, truly, change our entire culture.
Hair loss. It fills our brushes, our sink drains, and for some women, it's the stuff of nightmares. It also brings a lot of women to my medical practice. Brittany is one. The first patient of the day, one fine spring morning, this 36-year old graphic designer by day and yoga teacher on the weekends....
This is so beautiful. 2020 is the year of the nurse and the midwife. I know, all years should be. But in honor of, what did/do you love about your midwife? And would anyone want to join in an instagram campaign with me by sharing short videos like this one that I'll share throughout the year? That would be amazing! LMK in the comments. xo, Aviva
I'm all about women lifting each other up, and today I'm giving a shout out to Alisa Vitti. Health coach, mom, and entrepreneur, Alisa is committed to helping women realign our lives and our cycles to our greatest personal advantage. And this is what her new book is all about. Hot off the presses today and available wherever you purchase books.
The fact that the symptoms of hypothyroidism are so similar to what a woman might feel in the postpartum period – fatigue, overwhelm, hair loss, trouble losing baby weight, anxiety, and trouble sleeping, makes it even more likely that the diagnoses will be overlooked, with symptoms chalked up to “it’s normal to feel that way when you have a baby.”
Learn more in this encore of one of my most popular blogs and podcasts, about a truly preventable/treatable cause of so much unnecessary postpartum suffering for new mommas.
I met Cynthia when she was pregnant with her second baby. It had taken her 6 years to decide to get pregnant again because she had such a devastating experience of postpartum depression after her first baby was born - all because of a missed diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Within 6 months of...
YOU are the expert on your own body. It’s your doctor’s job to listen and to give you the trust, support, information, and access to resources you need to help you live your best life. That’s what the whole medical profession should be about. @avivarommhttps://t.co/SN4qWN9FRM