Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-related condition that occurs when the adrenal glands, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland are functioning below their optimal levels. The adrenal glands perform several vital roles in maintenance of health. Most importantly, they control the body's response to stress by releasing hormones like cortisol, DHEA, and epinephrine, which help to regulate heart rate, immune system, energy storage and more.
Who gets adrenal fatigue?
Anyone can experience adrenal fatigue at some time in his or her life. A life crisis, an illness, or a continuing difficult situation can drain the adrenal resources of even the healthiest person. However, there are factors that can make you more susceptible to adrenal fatigue. These include certain lifestyles (poor diet, too little sleep and rest, alcohol use, or too many pressures), chronic illness or repeated infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia, prolonged situations that make you feel trapped or helpless (bad relationships, stressful jobs, financial stressors), or even maternal adrenal fatigue during gestation. Eventually, the adrenals weaken so much that they are unable to respond adequately when we need them.
How can I tell if my adrenals are fatigued?
You may be experiencing adrenal fatigue if you regularly notice one or more of the following:
You feel tired for no apparent reason.
You have trouble getting up in the morning, even when you go to bed at a reasonable hour.
You are feeling rundown or overwhelmed.
You crave sweet and salty snacks.
You have difficulty bouncing back from stress or illness or have repeat infections.
You feel more alert, awake and energetic after 6PM than you do all day.
What can be done about adrenal fatigue?
Although it affects millions of people in the U.S. and around the world, conventional medicine does not yet recognize it as a distinct syndrome. So, chances are you’ve gone to your doctor with these symptoms, and been given the answer that everything is fine, which you know it is not! The earlier this is diagnosed and treated, the better. With proper care most people experiencing adrenal fatigue can expect to feel good again. We have several FDA approved tests that we perform that are not performed by traditional medicine. This testing and our natural remedies are scientifically proven and will enable us to outline an individualized plan for you. Once adrenal fatigue is properly treated, the difference will be life altering.