Hormonal Effects and Relationship With Traumatic Brain Injury
Mark Gordon, M.D. a distinguished physician, began a crusade years ago talking about the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and hormonal deficiencies. He mainly worked with boxers, martial artists, and retired football players to conduct his studies concerning hormonal imbalance and its relationship with traumatic brain injury. His research also included military personal that was suffering from “post-traumatic stress disorder”. In his vast research, Dr. Gordon found that many individuals who suffered from traumatic brain injury also had a hormonal deficiency.
Whether the trauma was mild, moderate, or severe it still altered the brain's ability to regulate the patient's hormones leading to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, emotional instability, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, mood swings, memory loss, fatigue, confusion, amnesia, poor cognition, learning disabilities, decreased communication skills, poor healing, frequent infections, poor fracture healing, poor skin quality, increased body fat, decreased muscle strength and size, infertility, and loss of sex drive. (Dr. Gordon, TBI study).
Dr. Gordon’s methods of treatment, is to provide hormone replacement therapy to counteract the deficiency caused by the TBI. This is a ground-breaking method that has not been completely accepted in the medical community. However, a recent case trial of Dr. Gordon’s showed an individual who suffered from TBI due to a hard head collision and suffered from depression as a side effect. The individual had taken a course of anti-depressants to no or little avail. The course of anti-depressants was taken over a three-month period. Dr. Gordon subsequently commenced hormone replacement therapy. The patient was taken off meds and achieved a quality of life that was previously opined to be improbable.
It cannot be denied that hormones and behavioral issues stemming from traumatic brain injury are somewhat inextricably intertwined. This new technology could pave the way for people suffering from TBI as a result of an automobile accident. At Dolman Law Group, our attorneys constantly review literature and medical studies in the niche field of traumatic brain Injury to properly advocate on behalf of our clients who have suffered a closed head injury. An brain injury attorney cannot be effective if they don’t fully understand and comprehend their client’s injuries as well as the nuances associated with closed head injury claims. Dolman Law Group strives to understand and comprehend exactly what the client is going through to better represent their needs. If you have any questions, please contact us at (727)451-6900.
Matthew A. Dolman is a Clearwater based Florida traumatic brain injury attorney and personal injury lawyer who actively litigates traumatic brain injury claims in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota and Pasco County