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What are the treatment protocols?
The following was taken from Dr. Gordon’s website: It is our belief that - in a TBI precipitated condition - the initial symptoms are due to the physical damage to the brain itself (PHASE 1). It is during this initial phase that an array of inflammatory chemicals are produced that lead to secondary insults (PHASE 2) to the brain's functioning. Part of the dysfunction that occurs is in the ability to regulate hormones produced by the Pituitary Gland. Comprehensive laboratory testing can detect alterations in the production of important hormones. Therefore, our program seeks to accomplish the following:
Identify inflammation and detect if the hormones are affected
Reduce inflammation while replenishing affected hormones to physiologic levels
Return Quality of Life back to our program participants.
What results have been achieved?
Within 3-6 months
There is noted a significant improvement in: depression, anger, anxiety, mood swings, confidence, memory, affect, and libido. Cognition improves, as does intensity of mild to moderate dementia. Physical improvement – muscular strength. Weight loss. Not everyone achieves benefits in this time frame or all the benefits stated.
In severe cases of TBI, improvement may take longer and recovery is slower. But - looking at the options - the data offers hope of improvement since we are addressing the underlying “stealth” condition that is often ignored by conventional wisdom (and medical treatments for Veterans and Service Members).
The medical literature clearly identifies the conditions and symptoms that are associated with hormonal deficiencies, and - if these deficiencies are precipitated by a TBI - then it would make sense that replacement therapy needs to be tested before rejected.
We're losing a number of Veterans to siucide, many of whom sustained a TBI while in the line of duty.
The profound effects of a TBI can include irritability, cognitive deficits, depression, insomnia, and anxiety. Additionally, these symptoms often have a negative impact on family, career and social interaction skills.
Conventional treatment includes a long list of medications that can cause incapacitation and further depression — a life fueled by pills.
Dr. Gordon provides individualized assessments and personalized treatment protocols for TBIs.
Once neurosteroids are lost, the brain's capacity for rational thought, cognition, creativity, understanding, and love is diminished. Once neurosteroid replacement begins, patients can experience improvement within 2-4 weeks — as documented in 1,000+ MHC patients.
Warrior Angels Foundation is currently the sole provider of this service to Veterans.