Are you at a Higher Risk for Neurotransmitter Imbalances? Genetic Testing Offers Answers and Healthy Solutions!
Neurotransmitters allow for thought and communication throughout the billions of neurons in your body. There are both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. Excitatory neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine and epinephrine, stimulate the brain, triggering motivation, focus, anxiety, stress, and more. To balance out excitatory neurotransmitters, there are inhibitory neurotransmitters, such as GABA, serotonin and dopamine. Inhibitory neurotransmitters allow the brain to calm and often become low when a person has overactive excitatory neurotransmitters. The imbalance often leads to excessive anger, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, poor concentration and weight changes. An estimated 86% of Americans struggle with neurotransmitter imbalances.
Genetic testing can reveal challenges that place you at a higher risk for imbalances. MAO A and B homozygous and COMT homozygous, for example, are two gene variations that affect the speed at which neurotransmitters are cleared away after being released. If you test positive for these genes, then you will find yourself taking longer to find balance after an emotional stressor, especially after repeated stressors. There are natural, effective ways to support this clearing process, such as incorporating dietary supplements in a methylated form to act as donors (ie taurine, methionine, choline, inositol).
Personalized and Effective Approaches based Upon Your Genetic Strengths and Challenges
Neurotransmitter genetic testing allows our doctors and patients to understand the underlying physical issues with their neurotransmitter imbalances. Depending upon the results of the genetic test, patients can then discover if any drugs, neurotoxins, stress, alcohol, foods, and caffeine are fueling their symptoms by encouraging these genetic variations to further express themselves. Nutritional support and neurological therapies can be provided that will strengthen your body, improve neurotransmitter balance, and produce noticeable results. Call us at 214-972-0302 to schedule a neurological exam and neurotransmitter genetic testing today!