Neurotransmitters and Health
The human nervous system contains important chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. The brain uses these to tell your body to perform various functions. These hormones are necessary for thought processes, emotions, and other essential body functions to include sleep, energy and fear.
Many factors can disrupt this balance of neurotransmitters to include stress, diet, toxins, infections, and genetic predisposition to abnormal levels. If levels are out of balance, symptoms may appear and include: anxiousness, headaches, inability to fall or stay asleep, non-restorative sleep, fatigue, difficulty concentrating or racing thoughts, panic, lack of motivation, depression and low mood.
Neurotransmitters are divided into two basic categories: Inhibitory and excitatory…balance of these two categories is essential. Hormones tested include Serotonin, dopamine, nor-epinephrine, epinephrine, and GABA to name just a few.
Who might benefit from testing for these values?
Testing is simple by collecting the second morning urine specimen. Treatment is tailored to your results. Whether it is your thyroid, adrenal or neurotransmitter hormones, BALANCE is essential and facilitates quality of life and health.
Center for Preventive Medicine