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Dopamine Allergy In Children
28 yr-old with 8 yrs of autonomic, endocrinologic, and inflammatory symptoms, which have both a daily pattern and a seasonal pattern.....?
Psychologial Tx of physical problems:
Andrew, your symptoms indicate the strong possibility of being the consequence of conditioning from earlier life experiences. I say this because of their cyclic nature, the act hat the symptoms are physical does not preclude the cause being psychological.
I urge you to visit www.stii.us for expanded information on this possibility. Treatment by Subliminal Therapy is my first recommendation with Hypnotic methods being second (www.asch.net for a referral for hypnosis). Medications can mask symptoms but do not address the problem itself. When you resolve the cause of a problem, you eliminate its symptoms.
Best wishes, Dr. Yager ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Test where?: Blood? Saliva? Urine? Spinal fluid? Or are you talking about drilling a hole in your head and extracting a piece of brain & rushing it to the lab for analysis? Please repost & specify; also, please indicate WHY you want to test dopamine "levels." What are you trying to achieve? ...Read more
Dopamine production: There is no proven way to increase dopamine. Ingested Dopamine is broken down in the stomach and small intesting (unless combined with a special medication... Carbidopa, for example in the medicine given to Parkinson's patients carbidopa/levodopa). It can be given intravenously, which is done sometimes to help increase blood pressure. See also: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/dopamine. ...Read more
Please clarify: Lower levels where? What part or parts of the body are you asking about? ...Read more
Curious why?: Do you possess parkinson's disease or another movement disorder? Did you see an ad for supplements which worried you? Did your doctor tell you that your neurotransmitters were imbalanced? We have prescription meds that readily supplement dopamine, including l-dopa and several Dopamine agonists. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Marijuana, Dopamine: Long-term cannabis use tends to produce less dopamine, a neurochemical directly linked to motivation and reward. Using pet brain imaging the researchers have found that Dopamine levels in a part of the brain called the striatum were lowest in people who smoke more cannabis and those who began smoking marijuana at a younger age. Please see your physician about your smoking and its effects. ...Read more
Dopamine: This neurotransmitter that is produced from tyrosine is involved with many functions. The main ones are the initiation of movement (so low can be parkinsonism) but also with motivation, so low can be lack of ambition or interest (another term — inanition). It impacts also many physical functions including some cardiovascular functions. ...Read more
Thioridazine: Wow....you sound like one of my profs in training who would just love giving us the biggest pimp questions the next morning knowing that none of us were awake and none of us believed we'd get called to have to answer any of these really hard questions. The only one I can think of which is virtually entirely NON-selective is THIORIDAZINE. Everything else has some selectivity. ...Read more
Dopamine, OCD Sympto:
I feel your distress about OCD symptoms.
A 2004 study in the "American Journal of Psychiatry" indicates a positive correlation between increased dopamine activity and people with OCD.
The University of Utah notes that OCD is linked to increased levels of dopamine
There is no conclusive research that dopamine increases OCD symptoms.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Pleasure & reward: Dopamine is hormone involved in pleasure & reward seeking behavior, among other actions. New study suggests that loss of Dopamine can lead to anorgasmia such that cabergoline, which stimulates the Dopamine receptor, can help anorgasmic men achieve orgasm. Check out my post at http://bit. Ly/lqqb2u. This way-off label use was presented as an abstract in recent annual aua conference. ...Read more
Serotonin is a neural transmitter primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine, but there are several dopaminergic pathways in the brain. Dopaminergic neurons in midbrain are the main source of Dopamine in the mammalian cns. Losing This is associated with parkinson's disease. Dopamine neurons are involved with voluntary movement and other behavioral processes such as mood, reward, addiction, psychosis, and stress. ...Read more
Naturally means?: Do you mean WITHOUT use of typical pharmacological agents which are prescribed in the U.S. and elsewhere? Tyrosine is an amino acid which is a building block for dopamine. When taken in greater quantities than we get from ingestion dopamine levels will rise in the brain. However, at such necessarily high levels, significant side effects can occur. Needs to be monitored closely by physician. ...Read more