What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal Fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands cannot keep up with the demands of stress on your body. Stress comes in all forms, including emotional, psychological, and physical; the death of a loved one, constant stress at work/home, or chronic illness can deplete your adrenal gland over time, leaving you feeling tired and unwell. Many women suffering from Adrenal Fatigue feel so drained that they depend on caffeine and sugar to get them through the day. Adrenal Fatigue can also impair your metabolism, cardiovascular system, sex drive, and mental health.
Once your provider determines you may suffer from Adrenal Fatigue, you may have a saliva test done to assess your cortisol ("stress hormone") level. Allergy testing may also be recommended.
How will my Adrenal Fatigue be treated?
Adrenal Fatigue is treated by addressing adrenal hormone levels, nutritional deficiencies, and stress management. Using a holistic approach to treatment, we hope to restore your life and eliminate the debilitating symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue, including:
- Weight gain
- Cravings for salty/sweet snacks
- Trouble getting out of bed in the morning
- Feeling rundown or overwhelmed
- Mood swings