Neurotransmitter Testing

If you have an upcoming appointment, you may wonder what exactly we mean when we say we’ll evaluate key neurotransmitters when forming a treatment plan.

Neurotransmitter TestingNeurotransmitters are chemicals that relay signals between nerve cells. This is how cells in the brain communicate with one another as well as with organs throughout the body. This is a complex process that requires an adequate supply of neurotransmitters properly.

Neurotransmitters are made in the body from amino acids. If the body does not have a sufficient supply of the right amino acids neurotransmitter levels can become depleted and this chemical imbalance can result in many symptoms.

We currently use a laboratory called NeuroScience, which focuses on testing the following group of neurotransmitters:

  • Epinephrine
  • Norepinephrine
  • Dopamine
  • Serotonin
  • PEA (phenylethylamine)
  • Histamine
  • GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)
  • Glutamate
  • Glutamine

These neurotransmitters are required for proper brain function and suboptimal or deficient levels can cause serious health problems.

The most frequently encountered neurotransmitter related symptoms are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Poor appetite control
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Inability to focus

Causes of Neurotransmitter Disorders

Neurotransmitter-related disorders occur when the current levels of neurotransmitters are unable to properly relay the electrical signal from one nerve cell (neuron) to the next. A neurotransmitter imbalance can result from the levels being either too high or too low. Neurotransmitters exist in a delicate balance with one another. If the levels of one neurotransmitter become too low, the balance can shift and other neurotransmitter levels can become too high.

Do you suffer from one or more health conditions that resist treatment? Such conditions may be caused by an imbalance in body chemistry that may sometimes be due to an undiagnosed ailment. NeuroScience, Inc. is a pioneer in transforming research findings into clinically relevant diagnostic tests that can help healthcare practitioners identify root causes and target biochemical imbalances, moving medicine beyond mere symptom relief.
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