Adrenal Fatigue

What is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a term used in functional medicine that describes a collection of signs and symptoms that include fatigue, body aches, and sometimes digestive problems. Sleep disturbances and afternoon fatigue are very common.

What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue

Some common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Digestive problems often leading to weight loss or weight gain.
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low sex drive and motivation
  • Cravings for sweet or salty snacks
  • increase thirst

What causes adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue

When experiencing chronic bouts of prolonged stress, physical or emotional, the adrenal glands will continue to make cortisol at the expense of the other hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone). This can lead to adrenal fatigue or even chronic fatigue.

How can adrenal fatigue be treated?

Adrenal Fatigue

An experienced adrenal-fatigue doctor can create a treatment plan to best address your specific case of adrenal fatigue. It may involve the following:

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A SALIVARY TEST IS REQUIRED TO MEASURE YOUR CORTISOL PROFILE THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

A SINGLE ISOLATED CORTISOL TEST IS NOT ENOUGH!!

  • Cortisol samples to evaluate your body's response to stress
  • A nutritional plan involving vitamins, minerals, and herbs to help build up your body's ability to cope with your stressors
  • A customized plan to rebuild your adrenal glands and protect them from daily stressors
  • Neurotransmitter evaluation, often overlooked or misinterpreted in adrenal fatigue.
  • Thyroid and Hormone replacement therapy also benefit from treating adrenal fatigue.
  • Unless your adrenals are tested you may not benefit from thyroid or hormone replacement therapy!

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