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Post ​Traumatic Stress Disorder

 There are other reasons for hormone decline other than age. Many veterans and athletes have experienced head injuries that led to or worsened PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). People with minor to severe head trauma from car accidents to sporting events may have a decline in their hormones. The hormone changes can contribute to symptoms of PTSD and mood changes months or years after the traumatic incident. Many people have no idea that the accident or head trauma contributed to the hormone decline, which may be the cause of the mood changes and fatigue. Lack of energy is one of the most common findings in PTSD.

Bioidentical hormones, administered through a physician-prescribed treatment plan, will help you to get your life back and give you a fresh start.

Dr. Melinda Silva has access to specialized testing that can evaluate hormones and neurotransmitters that may be responsible for your energy and mood changes. The specialized tests will suggest which amino acids, supplements, or non-prescription botanicals may be helpful with mood changes and fatigue.

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Improve mood, fatigue, anxiety or depression

Low hormone levels do not have to be a fact of life. Many men suffering from low testosterone may not even realize they have a hormonal imbalance. Often low testosterone is misdiagnosed as depression or “midlife crisis”. Many women suffer emotionally during hormonal changes (Premenstrual, Pregnancy, Menopausal, Teenage years) and these hormonal imbalances can worsen their symptoms of anxiety and depression.

As an Integrative Medical Practitioner focusing on holistic health, Dr. Melinda Silva treats the root cause of low hormone levels and not just the symptoms. In some cases, there are neurotransmitter imbalances which can cause or worsen depression and other mood changes.

At times, people may be able to reduce antidepressant doses when on hormone therapies and even wean off antidepressant therapies.

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