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Want Effective Anxiety & Depression Cures? Check Out the Under-Recognized Histamine Imbalances

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Histamine and methylation imbalances are an underestimated cause of anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses. When properly diagnosed and treated, histamine imbalances can be very powerful remedies for anxiety and depression. To find out the symptoms of low and high histamine levels, read on.

What is histamine?

Histamine is best known for its involvement in allergic reactions. When released in the body, it causes itching, sneezing, increased mucus production and nasal congestion. If you suffer from allergies, you will be all too familiar with these common symptoms.

But did you know that histamine can also be involved in mental disorders like depression and anxiety? Diagnosing and treating these imbalances can be key to finding effective cures for depression.

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Histamine and the Brain

Histamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain, similar to serotonin and dopamine. Histamine is needed for arousal, alertness, learning, memory, appetite, and pain perception. Therefore, histamine imbalances can manifest as mental illness, fatigue, eating disorders, self-mutilation, or addictive behaviors.

Histamine imbalance, anxiety and depression

Low and high histamine levels are implicated in many mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, alcoholism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Low histamine is often referred to as histapenia and overmethylation, while high histamine is referred to as histadelia and undermethylation.

Typical signs and symptoms of low histamine (overmethylation/histapenia) include:

  • depression
  • eczema
  • Dry skin
  • High Fear
  • High Panic
  • nervousness
  • Extremely suspicious
  • High pain tolerance
  • Low sex drive
  • Difficult orgasm
  • fatigue
  • weight gain

Typical signs and symptoms of high histamine levels (undermethylation/histadelia) are:

  • depression
  • allergies
  • headache
  • obsessions
  • phobias
  • High inner tension
  • compulsive
  • sensitive to pain
  • cry easily
  • High sex drive
  • Stomach pain, cramps, ulcers and nausea
  • High metabolism
  • High histamine tends to run in families.

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, or another mental disorder, it’s possible that you have a histamine (or methylation) imbalance. For those who appear to have a genetic weakness, meaning many family members suffer from mental illness, testing for high histamine imbalance (undermethylation) should be strongly considered.

Once diagnosed, histamine imbalances can be treated with dietary supplements under the guidance of a trained naturopath. Although histamine imbalances are recognized causes of mental illness, treating them can lead to effective cures for depression.

Thanks to Dr Janelle Sinclair

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