Check for Imbalances in the Substances that Regulate Mood, Drive, Attention, Memory, Pleasure, Reward, Anxiety, Sleep, Addictions and Compulsions
Stress and poor nutrition over time can change our delicate hormone balance over time. These hormonal changes can than change our brain chemistry and even change our personality. Extroverts become Introverts. Positive people can become negative. Free spirits can become slow and calculating. Often uncovering and fixing hormone imbalances allows our true personality to emerge again.
We are now doing Neurotransmitter Testing for patients who have one or more of the following symptoms……
- Cravings and Food Addictions
- Difficulty Quitting Smoking, Alcohol, or Drugs
- People Whose Mood or Outlook has Changed
- Less Organized or Change in Memory
- Lack of Pleasure or Drive
- Changes in Sleep
- New Anxiety
- Obsessions and Compulsions
However, in some situations, balancing hormones is not enough. This is especially true in younger, more balanced patients who are mistakenly put on ADHD medication, sleeping pills, and antidepressants at a very young age. Stress and poor diet can result in deficiencies of key neurotransmitter modulators in the teens or twenties, or these symptoms can develop later in life.
Other patients who are hormonally balanced go through life battling addictions, cravings, compulsions, poor sleep, and struggle with memory and attention. We should not accept these barriers as part of our personality. Neurotransmitter imbalances can treat these symptoms easily and effectively, letting us perform at our best.
These symptoms can often be linked to deficiencies in one or more of the body’s neurotransmitter chemical levels. We at New Image can accurately test these levels in urine and help you replace the missing substances and feel better in days to weeks. We test for and evaluate the following neurotransmitters:
- Serotonin – responsible for stable moods.
- Dopamine – responsible for rewards, motivation, and pleasure.
- Norepinephrine – responsible for energy and anxiety.
- GABA – responsible for calmness, organization and sleep.
- Glutamine – the motor that stimulates our brain for many functions.
- Acetylcholine – responsible for memory and learning.
Drugs like antidepressants target single neurotransmitter, but often cause side effects by upsetting the balance of other neurotransmitters. We can test you even if you are on a prescription antidepressant or anxiety medication and help you work on ways to taper off the drug if you desire.
Individual deficiencies of neurotransmitters can be corrected with one of many targeted therapies that usually help relieve symptoms in just a few days to weeks. Prescribed changes in diet and exercise along with stress hormone balancing can often give long-lasting symptom control or relief.