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Symptoms Of Dopamine Deficiency

Symptoms of dopamine deficiency, stemming from impaired dopaminergic nerve function, encompass movement disorders, cognitive challenges, and emotional difficulties, like tremors, depression, and lack of motivation.

When you have a dopamine deficiency, your emotions cannot be correctly regulated. The most common symptoms of dopamine deficiency are similar to the signs associated with clinical depression. 

The most common symptoms of dopamine deficiency are similar to the signs associated with clinical depression. In both cases, mental impulses that alleviate intense feelings of loneliness and sadness are inhibited by dopamine deficiency.

According to Dr Mikel H-G Hoff, dopamine deficiency does not develop without different dysfunctional body resources. Dopamine deficiency can develop Parkinson’s disease, memory loss, loss of creativity, attention, and libido.

Dopamine is dependent on serotonin for its functioning. These two are correlated to each other. Liver toxins and negative functioning of the liver are responsible for dopamine deficiency. Toxins accumulate in the body due to liver dysfunction, which contaminates the brain and causes invisible inflammation in the nervous system. This leads to decreased dopamine production.

Symptoms of Dopamine Deficiency

Dopamine is the hormone found in the brain mainly responsible for the pleasure and reward pathways of the brain. It is produced naturally in the body. It is in close correlation with the memory and motor control function of the human body.

This chemical (neurotransmitter) is directly connected to your feelings of pleasure and reward and is important in making us feel happy, motivated, and focused. 

When your dopamine levels are low either because of drug use, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, stress, or chronic use of antidepressants, symptoms like mood swings, poor attention levels, food cravings, and depression can manifest.

People who suffer from low dopamine levels are more likely to form some type of addiction. In particular, one dopamine receptor is linked to people’s “risk-taking” side.

Severe dopamine deficiency (as in Parkinson’s disease) causes a degenerative decline in motor skills. This effect on the body’s movement and control can be permanent and includes muscle tremors and rigidity.

1. Depression

The principal symptom of dopamine deficiency is depression, the feeling of boredom (chronic boredom), apathy, loss of satisfaction, chronic fatigue, and low physical energy with no desire to move the body. There is a general lack of drive, motivation, and enthusiasm.

The body becomes cold, and your feet and hands feel chilled. Lower dopamine levels suppress the feeling of pleasure, and people can experience mood swings from positive to negative. To deal with the lower energy and depressive mood, people can have cravings for stimulants and can become dependent on caffeine and other substances.

2. Rapid Weight Gain

Low levels of dopamine in your body tend to make you crave sodas, alcohol, sugary food, and saturated fats. These cravings result in gaining weight quickly. This situation is further aggravated by the person’s lack of desire to move and exercise, inactivity, and feelings of fatigue.

In addition, studies have confirmed that consuming sugar, refined foods, and saturated fats can lower dopamine levels and decrease activity in the brain.

3. Oversleeping and Trouble Waking Up in the Morning

When your body is deficient in certain nutrients like iron, magnesium, or zinc, you can also suffer from dopamine deficiency, resulting in oversleeping. Adding to the problem of sleeping too much is the lack of motivation in people who have a dopamine deficiency.

4. Low Sex Drive (Libido)

With low dopamine in the body, there is also a dulling of pleasure. The person will have the inability to feel gratification and, as a result, a lessening of libido. Dopamine levels are easily checked with a simple blood or urine test.

5. Procrastination, Struggling to Finish Projects or Tasks

A person’s ability to focus and concentrate can be affected even by slightly low levels of dopamine. The feeling of sadness due to a deficiency of this neurotransmitter to correctly normalize can interfere with the capability to pay attention, think abstractly, or remember details.

Low dopamine levels affect a person’s ability to initiate daily activities (especially exercise) and a tendency to put off doing things and responsibilities, as well as a feeling that one is unable to cope with life.

6. Restless Leg Syndrome

Some research has indicated that restless leg syndrome may be due to an imbalance of dopamine in the brain. The hormone is responsible for transmitting and sending messages and controlling muscle movement. Dopamine deficiency can cause weakness in the whole body as well as muscle tremors and seizures.

7. Parkinsonian Tremor

Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder affecting balance, muscle control, and movement, is connected with the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Clinical research reports that people with early stages of Parkinson’s can be successfully treated with the dopamine precursor drug (levodopa), which helps replace the lost hormones. However, this treatment loses its positive effect over time.

Symptoms of dopamine deficiency are so broad that anyone can probably pick out a few and believe that they might be from it. The only way to be sure if you suffer from dopamine imbalance is to have a physician specializing in the area diagnose and treat it.

The Holistic Approach to Dopamine Deficiency

Treating dopamine imbalance involves first determining the cause of it. Dopamine can be lowered due to a physical or mental condition.

Studies have shown that a diet high in sugar and saturated fat and low in protein can significantly affect dopamine levels in the brain. Also, overweight people tend to have lower levels of dopamine.

If you want to address dopamine deficiency, Dr. Mikel HG Hoff invented the dopamine device, which may help raise dopamine levels.

At ANF, we examine all the nerves and check vitals to assess dopamine deficiency. We optimize the cardiovascular system by optimizing stroke volume in the heart. We treat the lymphatic system to strengthen the immune system. We use antioxidants, vitamins, and liver devices to make sure the liver works perfectly and the brain produces adequate dopamine.

Dr. Mikel H-G Hoff

Founder of ANF Academy and ANF Therapy®

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