Hormone Replacement Therapy For TBI: Former Sergeant Is Working Hard To Improve Active Soliders Access To Care

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Hormone Replacement Therapy For TBI: Former Sergeant Is Working Hard To Improve Active Soliders Access To Care

Post by Guest on Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:28 am

For those who have served in the military, you know that it's commonplace for active duty soliders to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). And often times these injuries can cause long-term health problems that aren't exactly cost-effective. According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, within the past 15 years, over 330,000 military personnel have been diagnosed with TBI. We may know a lot about TBI and how to treat it, but for many soliders coming home, this information isn't enough.

After experiencing this first hand, Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Marr is looking to change how we go about treating military members with TBI, Fox News reported. During his time as an U.S. Army Special Forces green beret explosive breacher, Marr received multiple TBIs in 2006, which ultimately cut his career short. Now, he has turned his attention to helping other soldiers looking to find (and fund) any necessary treatment.

According to Fox, Marr is working with Dr. Mark Gordon, an interventional endocrinologist and TBI treatment specialist at Millennium Health Centers in Los Angeles ; Gordon is who treated Marr's injuries. Together, the two have organized a campaign to try and raise funds for soldiers in need of natural hormone replacement therapy. In Marr’s own experience, he found that hormone therapy worked better than any other prescription medication. “Head trauma often produces a disruption in your hormonal balance,” Marr told Fox. “If you can pinpoint which hormones are affected, and which are insufficient or deficient, you can address the problem.”


http://www.medicaldaily.com/hormone-replacement-therapy-tbi-former-sergeant-working-hard-improve-active-soliders-352318

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