Post-Military Brain Injuries and the Pituitary Gland

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Post-Military Brain Injuries

A recent study by doctors at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System indicates that nearly half of veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have low hormone levels, a condition known as hypopituitarism.

This problem with the body’s pituitary gland resembles post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, two problems that afflict too many veterans.

Although some military doctors may misdiagnose hypopituitarism, this medical condition can be controlled by supplementing the body’s hormones.

“This could be a largely missed opportunity for successful treatment,”

explains  Dr. Charles Wilkinson, one of the study’s five authors.

Most commonly,  human growth hormone (HGH) had the lowest levels, a condition that can cause cognitive and behavorial problems that resemble PTSD and depression in post-military patients.

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Christopher "Patches" Norton is a Retired 20 year United States Air Force Master Sergeant. Chris also served 5.5 years as the Lead Loadmaster on the Super Guppy Transport at NASA Johnson Space Center. Chris was Disability Retired from NASA in 2012 following an injury on a Super Guppy mission. As a Veteran, Chris turned to the Veterans Administration medical system for assistance and this is where this story really begins. What Chris seen at the Houston, TX VA Hospital left him with an urgent feeling and need to give back. But just as the Bible says, it's better to teach a man to fish than give him one. Chris searched and found the Empower Network and saw how he could bring help to 100's, 1000's and even tens of 1,000's in a powerful way. Although all of us have different challenges, Chris saw believes the Empower Network WILL work for anyone... and CLICKING RIGHT HERE is how it starts!!!


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