BRAIN FOG & BALANCE

BRAIN FOG & BALANCE

You may have an imbalance in your brain chemistry if you are experiencing mood changes, fatigue, cognitive or memory impairment, mood changes, sexual dysfunction, or insomnia. We can test you for chemical balances, and can also prescribe treatments such as hormone replacement therapy, nutritional supplements, or dietary supplements.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BRAIN BALANCE

There are four regions of the brain, each having a primary chemical or neurotransmitter that is responsible for specific brain functions. With deficient levels of these chemicals, you may see changes in motivation, mental acuity, and mood. Left untreated or ignored, these can develop into serious medical conditions that will require medical intervention.

The primary neurotransmitters are serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and acetylcholine. These chemicals are derived from protein precursors or amino acids that can be obtained from diet and natural supplements. This combination-supplements and diet-in concert with hormone replacement therapy can reduce inflammation, restore and improve brain functions, repair nerve cells and prevent future damage.

Here is a list of the neurotransmitters, their functions, and some characteristics of each.

DOPAMINE-BRAIN ENERGY, MOTIVATION AND CREATIVITY

Symptoms of deficiency:

Cravings for sugar or caffeine

Lightheadedness

Fatigue

Weight gain

Low energy

Diminished libido

Decreased motivation

Memory changes

Sleep problems

Lack of initiative

Increased consumption of alcohol and drugs

GABA-BRAIN RHYTHM OR CALM

Symptoms of deficiency:

Trembling, twitching

Cravings for carbohydrates

Insomnia

Anxiety

Hyperventilation

Cold or clammy hands

Palpitations or rapid pulse

Ringing in the ears, butterflies in the stomach, lump in the throat

IBS/GI disorders

High blood pressure

Disorganization

Memory changes

Depression or isolation

ACETYLCHOLINE-BRAIN SPEED, MENTAL ACUITY

Symptoms of deficiency:

Fat cravings

Memory lapses

Weight gain

Dry mouth

Difficulty concentrating

Frequent urination

Mood changes

Agitation

Dyslexia

Anxiety

SEROTONIN-BRAIN BALANCE, MOOD

Symptoms of deficiency:

Salt cravings

Neck pain

Headache

Backache or muscle aches

Shortness of breath

PMS

Insomnia

Weight gain

Sexual dysfunction

Increased nicotine or alcohol use

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