November 11th is Veterans Day – a time to honor those who served in our nation’s military. On this and every day, let’s bring awareness to a major issue many returning Veterans face: Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI.
Today on Living Dayton we discussed the staggering number of Veterans that suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and PTSD. These two conditions often accompany each other, reflected in the lives of our soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Symptoms include: fatigue, brain fog, depression, loss of focus, often leading to despair and suicidal thoughts. The V.A. tries to treat these conditions with medications and therapy, yet the underlying cause is often hormone imbalance – specifically damage to the pituitary gland and loss of growth hormone production.
In this video, Dr. Rob explains what symptoms our Veterans are facing with a TBI and how they can get their lives back.
More on helping our Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury:
On a recent trip to the AMMG Conference in Arizona, I met up with Andrew Marr and Dr. Mark L. Gordon, M.D.. These gentlemen are spearheading the effort to help Veterans get their lives back and creating a network of specialists to help Veterans where they live. Check them out at http://waftbi.org/
Along with Andrew’s brother Adam, they have also written an amazing book titled: “Tales From the Blast Factory: A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beret’s Journey Back From the Brink” which can be ordered through Amazon at http://a.co/51F5NmS
Learn more about how we treat TBI at our page on Traumatic Brain Injury If you or someone you know is suffering from symptoms of TBI, we may be able to help. Please pick up the phone and call us at 937-350-5527 today.