How Do I Know If I Suffer From Adrenal Fatigue?
Overcome Extreme Exhaustion
Have you noticed you have a reduced stress tolerance? Do you feel fatigued or dealing with low energy for most of the day? Adrenal glands could be the culprit of your problems. Our adrenal glands are responsible for releasing the stress hormone, cortisol. While we need cortisol as it is necessary to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar, cortisol needed to be balanced. Men no longer need to deal with adrenal fatigue thanks to safe, modern treatments like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy designed to restore cortisol rhythm.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
The adrenal glands are two triangle-shaped glands located above the kidneys. When adrenal fatigue occurs, men can start to feel several nonspecific conditions like body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances, and digestive problems. As daily life happens, you may find yourself dealing with an increased amount of stress, with less time for the body to recover and restore its normal levels. Having constant stress will impact the function of the adrenal glands, and your body will start developing problems. Male adrenal fatigue symptoms include:
- Low libido
- Decreased insulin production
- Weakened immune system
- Food cravings (wanting salty or sugary foods)
- Weight management problems
- Reduced stress tolerance
- Erectile dysfunction
Adrenal Fatigue Treatment for Men
What treatment options are available?
Our practitioners assess stress levels by getting to know our patients personally and then evaluating a simple saliva test that measures deficiencies of free cortisol and DHEA. Sometimes, by supplying adaptogenic herbs, supplements, safe doses of cortisol, and DHEA to a body, individuals may begin to feel normal again, with strength and mental clarity returning. By taking a functional medicine approach to adrenal fatigue, we can identify the root cause of problems related to adrenal fatigue. We often find patients experiencing this condition experience other symptoms such as depression, sleep apnea, and autoimmune diseases.
Handing Chronic Stress
For the majority of patients, understanding why you are dealing with stress is critical to managing adrenal fatigue. We work with you to pinpoint the source of stress and implement changes that make a difference. Food intolerances, work-life balance, and detoxifying your environment are some of the areas we address.
Managing Chronic Inflammation
The other reason why people experience chronic fatigue is due to inflammation. We start by finding the source of inflammation and using hormone replacement therapy, exercise, and nutritional supplements to target stress. Antioxidants are one of the most important treatments we use to fight inflammation. By controlling inflammation, patients find their mood is enhanced, they experience less stress, and their bodies feel better. Vitamin D is another area where people are often lacking. As we perform tests to identify nutritional deficiencies, we look at your Vitamin D levels. Far too often, the levels are out of balance and need to be restored through proper dietary adjustments and supplements.
Regeneration Health is here to improve your health and wellness. Our professionals will guide you through a healing process to improve problems with adrenal fatigue and help you start feeling healthier! We have seen success through proper treatment and find our patients experience higher energy levels, enhanced mood, and improve their overall quality of life. Schedule a consultation with our Ogden health clinic today and take back control of your health!