Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Real?

Do you feel tired even after a full nights rest? Each morning does it take you several hours to feel fully awake only to have another crash in energy at 3 pm? Do you experience forgetfulness and have difficulty concentrating? Do you live off coffee, colas and other stimulants to help you through the day? These can be signals of an improperly functioning adrenal gland.

Adrenal glands are responsible for the balance of salt and water in the body, metabolism and stress response. Cortisol (produced by the adrenals) assists your body with the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. It also decreases the inflammation in the body to protect against disease and infection.

During times of high stress and infection the adrenal glands over produce cortisol and after periods of prolonged stress can stop production all together. This causes symptoms of adrenal fatigue and can decrease your ability to fight off infection and disease! In some cases of severe adrenal fatigue you may not even be able to get out of bed and function. The good news is The Center for Anti-Aging and Metabolic Medicine can help!

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

  • Tiredness in morning
  • Afternoon sleepiness
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • PMS or menopausal symptoms
  • Depression
  • Moodiness
  • Loss of short term memory
  • Brain fog
  • Inability to handle stress
  • Muscle weakness
  • Increase in food allergies
  • Lightheadedness
  • Diminished sex drive

Diagnosis of Adrenal Fatique

Adrenal fatigue is diagnosed with blood or saliva tests of cortisol levels in the body. Many other hormones can affect adrenal fatigue and will also need to be balanced; such as; thyroid, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels. Testing and symptoms will be evaluated to determine proper treatment.

Adrenal Fatique Treatment

Dr. Lynn Flowers MD we will design a comprehensive plan tailored to meet the demands of your lifestyle and bring back your energy and vitality. Each plan will include stress reduction techniques, dietary changes, exercise plans, and supplementation with essential vitamins, minerals and herbs to help your body recover fully. Support and guidance during this process is vital to recovery. We look forward to helping you regain the vibrant life you deserve!

 

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