How do I Know If I Suffer From Adrenal Fatigue?
Overcome Extreme Exhaustion
Do you experience extreme exhaustion daily? If you find yourself turning to caffeine to get through the day, there could be a problem with your adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands are responsible for the release of the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is needed for survival, as it will increase blood pressure and blood sugar for daily functioning. However, the problem starts when the brain experiencing ongoing stress and remains heightened. We can restore the cortisol rhythm with effective hormone treatment.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a term applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances, and digestive problems. When pressures of life are so constant, or so great, your body has inadequate time to recover from the stress. Constant stress may have negative effects on the adrenal glands, which help the body adapt to daily demands. Like any gland or organ in your body, there’s a limit to how much the adrenals can withstand. After a certain point, they begin to weaken and affect your health in very serious ways. Some common symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue may include:
- Migraine headaches
- Low libido
- Food cravings (wanting salty or sugary foods)
- Back pain
- Afternoon fatigue
- Chronic inflammation
- Insomnia or difficulty falling and staying asleep
- Dizziness when standing up
- Weight management problems
- Weak nails and brittle hair
- Weakened immune system
Treatments for Adrenal Fatigue
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.
Handling 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!