Microglial Madness: How Stress, Concussions, and Life Traumas Can Trigger Chronic Brain Inflammation
To download a copy of the Powerpoint presentation, click here Check Your Health 2023 Microglial Madness
Presenter: Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ron Hunninghake, MD
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Time: Lunch will be served from 11:30 am – Noon. Presentation will begin at Noon.
Cost: Lunch is provided. Donations to support our educational programs are welcome. Space is limited. Register early.
Registration: Registration is required for in-person only. Register below or call 316-927-4791.
Emerging science shows a link between the malfunction of a common immune cell in your brain and the rising incidence of chronic stress, concussions, and life traumas as trigger events for inflammation in your brain. This inflammation is too commonly misdiagnosed as strictly a mental health issue such as chronic anxiety, when in fact, it is bio-psycho-social in origin. Over time, if left untreated, it can progress to more severe brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, tumors, and dementia.
Furthermore, inflammation in the brain can be associated with chronic disorders of the gut, which is sometimes referred to as our “second brain.” Vitamin D, vitamin C, methylation factors, omega 3 and 6 levels, and other nutritional deficiencies can hinder proper healing of the brain and gut. Unsuspected deficiencies such as these can contribute to this rising incidence of chronic brain inflammation.
- Did you know? The Riordan Clinic’s lab testing event, Check Your Health, turns 30 this year.
- Did you know? Nutrient deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune system function, which can lead to chronic disease.
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