Why does Brain Health matter?
28,190,428 out of 38,100,000 million Canadians have been diagnosed with Depression, Adult ADHD, alcohol misuse or dependency, Autism, Alzheimer's disease and Dementia, Schizophrenia, and Huntington's disease (1.7 billion dollar market size). This number does not account for comorbidities among these diagnoses. But they are related by the connection that dopamine receptors influence all these diagnoses: origins, exasperate or decrease the intensity of the disease.
Who Would Benefit From Using this Device?
People interested in monitoring their health and stress levels to prevent major health events.
Also individuals with:
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Parkinson's Disease
- Cushing's Syndrome
- Addison's Disease
An abnormal level of cortisol results in physiological illnesses, such as Cushing's syndrome and Addison's disease, mental illnesses, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), respectively.
An abnormal level of dopamine can lead to many neurological diseases/disorders such as dementia, schizophrenia, ADHD, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
How the Brain Works
Brain health is a critical piece of your overall health. It underlies your ability to communicate, make decisions, problem-solve and live a productive. The brain controls so much of daily function; it is arguably the single most valuable organ in the human body but is highly connected and reflective of other systems in the body.
Cortisol and dopamine are two essential biomolecules secreted in the human body. Cortisol is the body’s primary stress hormone, while dopamine is a crucial neurotransmitter due to its function in human metabolism, cardiovascular, central nervous, renal, and hormonal systems.
Conventional colorimetric methods have been used to detect dopamine and cortisol outside the body.
However, these techniques are generally laborious, time-consuming, and expensive, hindering the early diagnosis of several dopamine/cortisol-related diseases.