Neurons are the basic building blocks of the brain and nervous system. Neurons are specialised to carry messages via electrical and chemical signals. The chemical signals are called neurotransmitters and are activated between neurons. There are many types of neurotransmitters including adrenaline, serotonin, and glutamate.
Abnormalities of neurotransmitter function can play a part in a number of health conditions and diseases including:
- Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety
- Parkinson’s disease
- Neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism
Life Healthcare Group provides comprehensive neurotransmitter testing for our patients. This test will determine any neurotransmitter imbalances and use these results to treat the underlying cause. Our neurotransmitter testing includes:
- Initial and follow-up physician consultation for a detailed assessment, diagnosis, and development of your personalised treatment plan
- Urine test – measures the function and level of 7 or 9 neurotransmitters