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Mastering the Neurotransmitter-HPA Axis Connection for Enhanced Patient Outcomes
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Mastering the Neurotransmitter-HPA Axis Connection for Enhanced Patient Outcomes

October 11, 2023
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Stress, driven by inflammation, circadian disruption, glycemic dysregulation, and perceived stress, affects multiple systems. In the context of stress-related concerns, the common approach of examining the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis via cortisol and DHEA assessment overlooks the intricate interplay between neurotransmitters and the HPA axis. These intertwined systems must be understood holistically. 

For instance, heightened serotonin levels trigger an increase in Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH), subsequently elevating cortisol and DHEA release. Conversely, low cortisol prompts ACTH elevation, fostering serotonin release to compensate for adrenal demands. A dynamic loop exists within the HPA axis, relying on both systems' vitality for optimal function. 

The fight or flight response is governed by epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. Neuroadrenal testing reveals patterns of neuroadrenal/sympathetic fatigue stages, crucial for supporting the HPA axis and stress response, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol responsiveness. 

Elevating overall health involves assessing these biochemical networks, and shedding light on effective treatment strategies. Participants will uncover how neuroadrenal imbalance influences mental and physical symptoms like energy levels, mood, focus, cognition, and sleep. 

By fortifying neurotransmitters, HPA axis dysregulation can be mitigated or even reversed. As HPA axis balance is restored, we can observe neurotransmitters regain harmony. The course delves into treatment considerations utilizing lifestyle adjustments and natural interventions. Real-life case studies solidify these concepts, enabling practical clinical applications. Join Lylen Ferris, ND to comprehend these intricate systems, optimizing health by harmonizing neurotransmitters and HPA axis dynamics. 

You'll Learn:

  • Adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters will be discussed in order to understand their role in patient health, with an emphasis on the stress response and how it contributes to chronic disease and common symptoms.  
  • Explore the NeuroAdrenal Profile as a tool to assess a patient’s stress response.  
  • By assessing the HPA axis and neurotransmitter secretion, healthcare providers can offer more comprehensive and individualized care to patients with chronic stress-related conditions. 
  • Stress is pervasive. All practitioners can learn from this class.   

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