CIRS’ key hormone – Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (MSH)

Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) is a critically important regulatory neuropeptide. It is produced in the hypothalamus, an area of the brain important for hormonal control of the body, and where the nervous system meets the endocrine system. Small amounts are probably also produced elsewhere in the brainstem. (1) What does a-MSH do: Helps regulate other hormones (cortisol/ACTH, ADH, [...]

By |2017-07-02T17:34:09+00:00September 2nd, 2016|

Elevated C4A and the Havoc It Causes

One of the major effects of CIRS in response to exposure to water-damaged buildings, is a significant elevation of the levels of C4A, a split product of complement C4 protein, a protein of the immune system. Often genetically susceptible patients with CIRS, who have had exposure to a seriously water-damaged building will have C4A levels [...]

By |2016-09-14T15:44:13+00:00September 2nd, 2016|