What is Adrenal Fatigue?
The adrenal glands are responsible for cortisol, DHEA, aldosterone, and adrenaline production. These hormones help you adapt to the demands of everyday life, and help the body function in times of intense stress. But stress levels are reaching an epidemic proportion due to our fast-paced lifestyle. In addition to lifestyle-induced stress, chronic stress can be triggered by:
- Dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance in the gut)
- Food sensitivities
- Chemical sensitivies
- Chronic pain
- Blood sugar issues (reactive hypoglycemia and diabetes)
- Poor relationships
All of these stressors cause the adrenal glands to work overtime. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands simply can’t keep up with the demand for hormones. Under chronic stress, all systems that are required for rest, repair, and digestion shut down.
Common Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
get tired for no reason
have trouble getting up in the morning
need caffeine or energy drinks to keep going
crave either salty or sweet snacks
trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
never get sick
get sick often
menstrual cycle irregularities
slow healing from injuries
inability to handle stress
Adrenal Fatigue Treatment
As functional medicine providers, it is our job to find the underlying cause of your stress response gone awry. Not only do we tell you WHY you don’t feel well, but we’ll teach you what YOU can do about it. Let us help you develop a strategy to conquer adrenal fatigue and restore your vitality and quality of life.