Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that may develop after a person experiences a traumatic, dangerous, life-threatening, shocking or very scary event such as an accident, fire, military combat, natural disaster, physical abuse, or sudden death of a loved one. It causes negative, anxious emotions. Some people with PTSD relive the event over and over. Others avoid any reminders of it. PTSD interferes with life, work and relationships. At least half the people in the United States have experienced a traumatic event. Among this group, 10% of men and 20% of women develop PTSD. To be considered PTSD, symptoms must last more than a month and interfere with your life. Without treatment, PTSD may affect your life in negative ways such as: Alcohol and drug use, Anxiety, Depression, Thoughts about harming yourself or others, Problems at work and in your personal relationships. There’s no blood test or body scan for PTSD, but a trusted healthcare provider can diagnose and provide treatment options based on conversations about your symptoms.
If you or someone you know has thoughts of hurting themselves, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) at 800-273-8255. This national network of local crisis centers provides free, private emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ALTERNATIVE PTSD TREATMENT OPTIONS
Rather than masking the problem with drugs, some PTSD patients have discovered bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which is infinitely safer, in addition to being more effective than traditional anti-depressants. And here is why – The brain controls the production of hormones, and many of the symptoms of PTSD are amplified by low testosterone. Chronic anxiety and depression have been proven to lower natural hormone levels, and low levels of hormones can trigger more anxiety and depression. These two conditions, sadly, worsen over time in a negative feedback loop. Simply balancing a person’s testosterone, estrogen and progesterone back to normal levels can reduce or eliminate the symptoms of PTSD, allowing him or her to return to a healthy, vibrant life. It is a safe, proven and effective solution. Read More “A Better and Safer Way to Treat PTSD” https://optimalbio.com/blog/veterans-and-ptsd/
With appropriate diagnostic testing and a comprehensive medical evaluation, your Optimal Bio Care Team can help you identify biological causes of your symptoms and design a treatment plan that best suits you as an individual. We believe the key to your optimal health is balancing hormones at the ideal levels, adding high-quality nutraceuticals, and adopting a healthy diet. We can help you feel better than you ever dreamed possible at any age!
TREATMENT PLANS FOR PTSD
- Initial consultation and ongoing consultation with your Optimal Bio Care team, led by Dr. Brannon
- Comprehensive lab testing to determine the type and severity of hormonal imbalances
- Prescriptions for replacement hormones or other medications you may require
- Recommendations for a proper diet to best address your individual needs
- The best possible supplements for your condition will be recommended
- Detox information to clean and heal the body from the inside out
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT) PELLETS
At Optimal Bio, pellets are the preferred method of hormone replacement delivery. Over the years, Optimal Bio has worked with compounding pharmaceutical companies to produce the purest pellets possible. Small pellets, roughly the size of a grain of rice, are placed in fatty tissue of the buttocks or lower back area. The pellets can deliver a dose of either testosterone for men, or testosterone/estrogen for women. Additionally, each pellet implant lasts for several months and provides a substantial and stable release of hormones into the body. If you would like to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of PTSD, depression, TBI, or other adverse health conditions, please contact us today.
SYMPTOMS OF PTSD:
PTSD symptoms vary from person to person. Still, everyone with PTSD experiences one or more of the following:
- Avoiding things: You may avoid people or situations that remind you of the event.
- Being on edge: The disorder can make it hard for you to relax or enjoy the things you used to. You may feel jittery, anxious, easily startled or always expect something bad to happen. You also may have trouble sleeping or concentrating.
- Having negative thoughts and feelings: PTSD can make you feel negative, angry, sad, distrustful, guilty, or numb.
- Reliving or re-experiencing the traumatic event: This can take the form of flashbacks or dreams. Perhaps a noise like a car backfiring or seeing something similar (for example, a fire) will trigger sudden, unwelcome memories
Alternatives to traditional PTSD treatments are provided at all Optimal Bio locations. Schedule a Consult Today!
SOURCES: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3946856/ and https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9545-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd