Traumatic Brain Injury

Did you know that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is recognized as a contributing factor for hormonal deficiencies associated with personality and mood disorders? There are chapters written in medical textbooks that comment on this phenomena, but not much is done in conventional Medicine about this.

If you have suffered a physical injury to your head, and are subsequently suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS/PTSD), you may have a hormone deficiency.

Hormonal deficiencies such as low DHEA-s, Testosterone, Estradiol, Growth Hormone and/or Thyroid may cause depression and other mood disorders.

Psychological, Physiological, and Physical Manifestations of a Traumatic Brain Injury May Include:

 

  • Depression,

  • Anxiety,

  • Mood swings,

  • Bouts of anger, 

  • Memory loss,

  • Inability to concentrate,

  • Learning disabilities,

  • Sleep deprivation,

  • Increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, & high blood pressure,

  • Diabetes,

  • Loss of libido,

  • Menstrual irregularities,

  • Pre-mature menopause,

  • Obesity,

  • Loss of lean body mass,

  • Muscular weakness,

  • And a number of other medical conditions

    

One common complaint of those diagnosed with PTSD, after suffering a trauma and then placed on anti-depressants, is that they can still have depression, anxiety, mood disorders, etc.

Why?

Conventional medications (antidepressants, anti-anxiety, anti-seizure, anti-psychotic, and narcotics) do nothing to address the underlying causes that create the symptoms associated with TBI (Post-Concussion Syndrome) because they fail to replenish the missing neurosteroids (brain hormones). Unfortunately, many individuals undergoing conventional treatments become further dysfunctional from the over-load of medications and are unable to heal the root cause. 

Symptoms of TBI and hormonal deficiencies are caused by axonal disruption and inflammation. Other conditions which cause brain inflammation such as a stroke, MS or Parkinson's may have similar ramifications. 

At VitalityMD, we have a personalized program tailored to identify and address the underlying causes seen in TBI. Dr. Shari Caplan has studied under Dr. Mark Gordon and collaborates with him frequently.

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