HPA Neuro Endo

Neurology is an area of study that focuses on disorders of the nervous system. Sharing much crossover with psychiatry, the study of mental disorders, these disciplines are collectively termed the “neurosciences.” The neurosciences seek to understand the role of the nervous system in human health.

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Basic Overview

The nervous system, comprised of the brain, the spinal cord, and nerve tissues distributed throughout the body, is considered one of the most complex systems in existence. Serving primarily as a “master control center,” the nervous system regulates the function of all other bodily systems. In higher functioning organisms, the nervous system performs complex processes including thought, memory, and emotions.

Interconnected Systems; One Body

The NEI Supersystem

A growing number of healthcare providers and patients are looking for more effective ways to address today’s most common health issues. In our ever-expanding understanding of human health, we have come to the realization that our health is never as simple as it may seem. There is an interconnectedness between the different biological systems in the body, just as there is in our external environment. Our understanding of these relationships requires a new approach to health – a systems approach – whereby the impact of each human biological system is evaluated in relationship to each other, not in isolation.

The NEI supersystem detects and responds to information. Our nervous system influences how we think, feel and act, as well as how the rest of our body functions. At MBS Proactive Health and Wellness, we believe the function of the central nervous system, including a balance of neurotransmitters, plays an essential and central role in the health of all the body’s systems.

MBS advocates an assess-address approach to the NEI Supersystem. This process entails laboratory assessment of the body’s chemical messengers, via urinary neurotransmitters, salivary hormones, blood cytokines and antibodies, and stimulation evaluations on tissue cultures.

Based on the laboratory results, MBS works to develop clinical strategies designed to address a client’s individual biochemistry.

What is Endocrinology?

It is the study of the body’s organs and glands, along with hormone production, activity and pathology. Glands studied include the adrenals ovaries, testes, pancreas, pituitary, thyroid and the parathyroid.

What are Hormones?

Derived from amino acids, phospholipids and cholesterol, hormones are biochemical messengers used by the endocrine system to communicate with itself and the rest of the biological system. Hormones are involved in many biological functions including bone growth and sugar regulation. Hormones can also be involved in pathological conditions such as diabetes and obesity.

Controllers of the Endocrine System

The Brain is the main regulator of the endocrine system, therefore it is important to consider the impact that stress has on the on the brain and its ability to regulate hormone levels. All three systems in the NEI supersystem are affected regardless of the type of stressor. The hypothalamus is considered the “master controller” of the endocrine system but it is under direct influence by mid-brain neurotransmitter activity (norepinephrine) and serotonin receptors found within it. Chronic inflammation results in an elevation of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which bind to the hypothalamus and alter its normal functioning.

Symptoms can be Confusing

Due to the interactions between each system included in the NEI Supersystem, patient symptoms may appear as a hormone issue when in actuality, they can be attributed to a neurotransmitter imbalances or chronic inflammation. Common overlapping symptoms that may result from any disturbance within the NEI supersystem include depression, focus issues, insomnia, fatigue, or anxiety.

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