Spironolactone: Is It Really the Safe Drug for Hormonal Hair Loss?

spironolactone is not safeThis spironolactone post is dedicated to all of my readers and patients who struggle with Pill-induced hair loss and PCOS. If the comments section on my Hair Loss post is to be believed, there are a LOT of you out there.

As a doctor and a human being, I am concerned about the growing magnitude of this problem. More than anything, I am concerned that we try to solve a drug-induced problem by throwing another drug at it.

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Roadmap to Progesterone

How to make more progesterone.Progesterone is your calming, soothing, happiness hormone. It lightens periods and relieves anxiety. It also boosts metabolism, reduces inflammation, and is great for hair and skin.

Do you have enough progesterone?

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Ode to Ovulation

woman holding eggOvulation feels good because it switches on hormones.

As your ovaries get ready to release an egg every month, they pump out estrogen. Estrogen stimulates serotonin, which is why you’re more outgoing and energetic in the few days leading up to ovulation.

What happens just after ovulation is even more interesting. That’s when your ovary (one of them) releases bucket-loads of progesterone—your calming, soothing, anti-inflammatory hormone.  

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The Pill Is Bad Medicine. 7 Ways Hormonal Birth Control Harms Women

The Pill is Bad MedicineThe Pill is chemical castration. We cannot continue to not see this.

Clinicians know it. Women themselves know it because they feel better off the Pill. But researchers mysteriously decline to examine the reality that is right in front of us. They decline to challenge the Pill Gospel and instead waste research money comparing one Pill to another. Why attempt to choose the best of a bad lot?  The real question should be:  “Aren’t women better off without these drugs?”

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