Alzheimer's disease or commonly called AD is a progressive disease usually affecting people over 60 years of age. AD is responsible for 75% of all dementia and is the most aggressive neurodegenerative disease. Researchers and clinicians see a build-up of beta-amyloid protein in the brain.
If you have moderate to severe PMS, heavy menstrual cycles, fibroids, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, moderate to severe post-partum depression or psychosis, chronic fatigue and or adrenal fatigue - then you need to do a full hormone panel and check for copper levels.
Why is this important?
Americans are sleeping less than 7 hours per night and 30-40% are sleeping less than 6 hours per night. Poor sleep hygiene is linked to metabolic syndrome. When you don't sleep you crave more refined carbs and sugar. If you eat those carbs your lack of sleep increases your fasting blood sugar levels and postprandial or after meal glucose. What can you do to get better sleep?
Where are your dopamine levels? High, low or just right? Your brain goes out of sync with the rest of you when dopamine levels are elevated.
I check most patients for dopamine levels with salivary and blood baseline labs. If someone has a mood disorder dopamine, cortisol, serotonin and other neurotransmitters are on the list.