Occasionally feeling upset is a natural part of life, but most of the time we're able to snap out of it on our own or with the help of someone who's close to us. When the feeling of unhappiness becomes severe, (lasting for days, weeks, or even months), it can affect everything that's important to you, including your health.
It's important to familiarize yourself with the signs of depression. Some of the most evident symptoms include:
Some of the physical causes of depression include:
Some of the social factors that contribute to depression are:
Depression can be treated effectively with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT. Conventional HRT uses synthetic versions of hormones that are similar, but not exactly the same, as those your body produces naturally.
BHRT provides hormones such as melatonin, cortisol and DHEA that are chemically identical to those that occur naturally in your system.
Some other common forms of depression treatment are:
No one should have to live with the crippling sadness and frustration of depression. Imbalanced hormones may be responsible for your depression. If you're struggling, please call (813) 333-5593 or request more information online.
Neurotransmitters are molecules made out of amino acids that serve as the chemical messengers of the nervous system. They transmit information between the brain and the organs to control vital functions such as breathing and heart rate. Neurotransmitters are also involved in our cognitive functions such as thinking and memory, and can affect our emotions or sleep.
There are a number of factors that can diminish our body's supply of neurotransmitters. These include:
Since neurotransmitters play a vital role in the way our brain interacts with our immune, endocrine, digestive, and nervous systems, a depleted supply can lead to a host of problems. People suffering from a neurotransmitter imbalance may experience:
In recent years, technology has advanced to a point where doctors can now measure the level of neurotransmitters in your system. These tests can include the monitoring of chemicals such as:
When there is depletion of any of these neurotransmitters certain parts of the brain that control memory, sleep, sexual pleasure, hunger and appetite are affected.
Unfortunately, drugs like Zoloft, Xanax, Ambien, and many others only concentrate the neurotransmitter level at the synapse. They do not make or restore neurotransmitter levels at the presynaptic cell. That is why eventually those medications lose their efficacy. Once those medications begin to loose efficacy doctors are lead to increase the dosage of medications. All this does in the long run is cause side effects.
Neurotransmitters are made up of specific amino acids. These amino acids need vitamins and minerals to work with certain enzymes to convert them to neurotransmitters some vitamins and minerals needed are B3, B6, Vitamin C to aid in Tryptophan (amino acid). It is easy to see that we are deficient in certain amino acids or vitamins we are not going to get production of serotonin and eventually melatonin. Which are two very important neurotransmitters presented in depression or insomnia.
Unfortunately poor diet, gastrointestinal disease, medications, toxins and stress prevent optimal digestion and absorption of amino acids and vitamins. Therefore many people have large nutrient deficiencies causing deficiencies in hormones and neurotransmitters. Supplementing with the right amino acids and nutrients will greatly improve your health by bringing levels to a normal range in a natural way.
Erin and her team at Evolution can accomplish this by spending ample time with patients. This allows him to order the appropriate diagnostic, test to find your deficiencies. With accurate diagnostic testing you save both time and money, by buying supplements they do not require from websites and or health food stores. Erin will take away the guessing or trial and error game and make you feel optimal in the shortest amount of time.