Why NeuroScience?


Neuro Testing

neuro-testingYour brain and body’s health are intricately connected through hormones and nerve impulses. Your body, health, and happiness can be seriously impacted from hormonal imbalances and the improper exchange of neurotransmitters. There are specific neurological issues, such as brain tumors, epilepsy, and cognitive impairments, that can only be diagnosed by a neurologist using MRIs and CAT scans. However, at Vitality Medical & Wellness Center, we facilitate in the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of various medical conditions caused by different hormone imbalances.

Candidates

Hormones control almost every aspect of your body’s functions, and any slight fluctuation can affect how you feel. These symptoms range from mild headaches to severe issues like chronic fatigue.

People who should consider neuro testing may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Rapid, uncontrolled weight gain
  • Constant fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stress
  • Trouble sleeping or staying asleep
  • Worry
  • Feel tired all the time
  • Painful cramping associated with menstruation

Procedure

After your initial consultation with Dr. Cristy Thomas, DNP, APRN, you will be given a take-home testing kit that is customized based on your symptoms. You may be required to take samples of your urine, blood, and/or saliva. Saliva tests should be taken periodically throughout the day to test your hormone levels during various time periods. Your samples are analyzed by the Lab that is a leader in neurotransmitter and biochemistry testing.

The Lab will analyze and chart your hormone levels, including the amount of the following important hormones that are in your body:

  • Dopamine
  • Cortisol
  • Epinephrine
  • Estrogen
  • Testosterone
  • Progesterone
  • Histamine
  • Norepinephrine
  • Serotonin
  • Thyroid
  • GABA
  • Glutamate
  • Taurine
  • Glycine
  • Melatonin

These hormones play vital roles in the functioning and maintenance of homeostasis (your body’s natural environmental balance). The lab identifies which, if any, hormones have improper levels. It is important, as the body functions similar to a machine and works altogether. When one hormone is not in balance, it can make the rest of the hormones work harder or improper.

These results are sent back to Vitality Medical & Wellness Center, where Dr. Cristy Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN formulates your diagnosis and develops a treatment plan for your unique results that is customized to your lab and symptoms

Treatment Plans

Hormone imbalances can be naturally occurring, triggered by stress, or a result of poor diet. Dr. Cristy Thomas, DNP, APRN develops treatment plans based on individual needs. Courses of treatment include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Vitamin and supplement regimen
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Custom dietary plans

These plans are meant to correct some of the effects of hormone imbalances. However, they are not meant to replace psychological counseling and psychiatric medication if it is needed. They can be implemented in conjunction with traditional therapies for a healthier lifestyle and a more holistic approach to your health.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of hormone imbalance, it is important to get tested and diagnosed. Hormone deficiencies can negatively affect your health and have a huge impact on your quality of life. Schedule your consultation for neuroscience testing at Vitality Medical & Wellness Center today. Cristy Thomas and her caring staff are here to help you achieve a happier and healthier life. Contact our office at (702) 660-4968 or fill out our online contact form here for more information.