Symptoms of Dopamine Deficiency

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When you have a dopamine deficiency, your emotions cannot be correctly regulated. The most common dopamine deficiency symptoms are similar to the signs associated with clinical depression because in both cases, mental impulses that alleviate intense feelings of loneliness and sadness are inhibited dopamine deficiency, your emotions cannot be correctly regulated.

How to Know If You Have a Dopamine Deficiency

Dopamine is the hormone found in the brain mainly responsible for the pleasure and reward pathway of the brain. It is produced naturally in the body and also deals with the memory and motor control function of your body.

This chemical (neurotransmitter) is directly connected to your feelings of pleasure and reward and is important in making us feel happy, motivated, and focused. When your dopamine levels are low either because of drug use, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, stress and chronic use of antidepressants, a lot of symptoms like mood swings, poor attention levels, food cravings and depression can manifest. People who suffer from low dopamine levels are more likely to form some kind of addiction. In particular, one dopamine receptor is linked to people’s “risk-taking” side.

Severe dopamine deficiency (as in Parkinson’s disease) causes a degenerative decline of a person’s motor skills. This effect on the body’s movement and control can be permanent and includes muscle tremors and rigidity.



The principal symptom of dopamine deficiency is depression, the feeling of boredom (chronic boredom), apathy, loss of satisfaction, chronic fatigue and low physical energy with no desire to move the body. There is a general lack of drive, motivation and enthusiasm. The body becomes cold, and your feet and hand feel chilled. Lower dopamine levels suppress the feeling of pleasure, and people can experience mood swings, from positive to negative. To deal with the lower energy and depressive mood, people can have cravings for stimulants and can become dependent on caffeine and other substances.

Rapid Weight Gain

Low levels of dopamine in your body tend to make you crave sodas, alcohol, sugary food and saturated fats. These cravings result in gaining weight quickly. This situation is further aggravated by the person’s lack of desire to move and exercise, inactivity and feeling of fatigue. In addition, studies have confirmed that consuming sugar, refined foods and saturated fats can lower dopamine levels and decrease activity in the brain.

Oversleeping and Trouble Waking Up in the Morning

When your body is deficient in certain nutrients like iron, magnesium, or zinc, you can also suffer from dopamine deficiency, resulting in oversleeping. Adding to the problem of sleeping too much is the lack of motivation in people that have a dopamine deficiency.

Low Sex Drive (Libido)

With low dopamine in the body, there is also a dulling of pleasure. The person will have the inability to feel gratification and as a result, a lessening of libido. If you suspect that you are suffering from dopamine deficiency, you can consult your doctor. Dopamine levels are easily checked with a simple blood or urine test.

Procrastination, Struggling to Finish Projects or Tasks

A person’s ability to focus and concentrate can be affected even by slightly low levels of dopamine. The feeling of sadness due to a deficiency of this neurotransmitter to correctly normalize can interfere with the capability to pay attention, think abstractly, or remember details. Low dopamine levels affect a person’s ability to initiate daily activities (especially exercise) and a tendency to put off doing things and responsibilities as well as a feeling that one is unable to cope with life.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Some research has indicated that restless leg syndrome may be due to an imbalance of dopamine in the brain. Since this hormone is responsible for transmitting and sending messages that control your muscle movement. Dopamine deficiency can cause weakness in the whole body as well as muscle tremors and seizures.

Parkinsonian Tremor

Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder affecting balance, muscle control and movement, is connected with the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Clinical research reports that people with early stages of Parkinson’s can be successfully treated with the dopamine precursor drug (levodopa), which helps replace the lost hormones, although this treatment loses its positive effect over time.

Symptoms of dopamine deficiency are very broad that anyone can probably pick out a few and believe that they be might from it. The only way to be sure if you suffer from dopamine imbalance is to have a physician specializing in the area diagnose and treat it.

How to Address Dopamine Deficiency

Dealing with dopamine imbalance involves first, determining the cause of it. Dopamine can be lowered due to a physical or mental condition. Studies have shown that a diet high in sugar and saturated fat and low in protein can significantly affect dopamine levels in the brain.

Also, overweight people tend to have lower levels of dopamine. If a patient is diagnosed with depression, he or she may be prescribed a medication that can boost dopamine levels.

The Holistic Approach to Dopamine Deficiency

If you want to address dopamine deficiency, then ANF Therapy® can help with this condition. Dr. Mikel HG Hoff had invented the dopamine disc which helps raise dopamine levels in the body.

See the video below demonstrating how powerful ANF Therapy® is:

“I want to share with you the power of my last invention, the dopamine disc.

This patient arrived in a wheelchair and 3 people were needed to help him in the clinic.

This is 15 minutes after the discs were applied.”

Dr. Mikel H-G Hoff, Inventor & Founder of ANF Therapy®

This therapy quickly addresses the root cause of the condition or issue using ANF Discs. Each disc has its unique function and frequency. By combining these different discs, we are can normalize and optimize body functions, all without the use of drugs. Daily, we observe that most ANF Therapy patients notice significant results within 5-20 minutes.

Dopamine deficiency can be addressed effectively through the use of ANF Therapy® along with additional support such as counseling, physical therapy, diet, and lifestyle changes.

Experiencing the symptoms of dopamine deficiency? ANF Therapy® can help you. Contact us today.