Adrenal Fatigue Treatment

Adrenal Insufficiency Treatment in Chandler, AZ

Treatment for Adrenal Exhaustion

Adrenal fatigue is a diagnosis used to signify the exhaustion of the adrenal glands and its effects on the body.

Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands and used to control blood pressure. The adrenal glands produce more cortisol in reaction to stress.

“People who are allegedly more likely to contract adrenal fatigue are shift workers, single parents, people with alcohol or drug dependence, and those with stressful jobs.”

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Adrenal exhaustion happens when the adrenals are overworked by too much cortisol and can no longer generate the amounts of cortisol required for normal physiological function.

Blood Draw For Andrenal Fatigue

Daisy performing a blood draw on a patient to test for adrenal fatigue. Everything begins with a blood test. The results are comprehensively reviewed by Dr. Sarah Shell who is then able to prescribe the exact correct personalized treatment based on real data.

The following are some of the most typical symptoms of adrenal insufficiency that often appear gradually over time:

  • Tiredness
  • Feeling weak
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Darker skin on hands, face, back, and/or neck

Although adrenal fatigue is not a medically recognized diagnosis, the sensations you’re experiencing are quite real.

Adrenal fatigue proponents say that when someone is experiencing higher emotional, physical, or mental stress levels, their adrenal glands become incapable of keeping up with making adequate hormones like cortisol, and symptoms develop as a result.

Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:

  • Fatigue
  • Problems sleeping
  • Difficulty waking up
  • Cravings of sugary foods
  • Cravings of salty foods
  • Lack of motivation
  • Brain fog

If you’ve been ruled out for common biological causes for your symptoms, your doctor may turn to investigating mental health issues.

If no underlying medical disorders are present, it’s conceivable that the symptoms of adrenal fatigue are the result of a diet deficiency in nutrients, an inactive lifestyle, or poor sleep patterns.

Speak with your doctor about any preexisting health conditions prior to beginning an adrenal fatigue treatment plan.

Adrenal Fatigue Therapy FAQ

How can I reverse adrenal fatigue?

There are a number of ways to treat adrenal fatigue. The most popular treatment courses include:
  1. Following an adrenal diet
  2. Reduce stress
  3. Ingest adaptogen herbs like holy basil, ashwagandha, maca root, Siberian ginseng, and schisandra

How do doctors test for adrenal fatigue?

Stimulation of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) is the most accurate test for determining whether you have adrenal insufficiency. Cortisol levels in the blood are assessed before and after an injection of a synthetic type of ACTH, a hormone released by the anterior pituitary.

Is adrenal fatigue real?

The adrenal glands are two tiny glands on top of the kidneys that generate a variety of hormones, including cortisol. We manufacture and release brief bursts of cortisol into circulation when we are stressed.

According to the adrenal fatigue theory, continuous stress depletes the adrenals, resulting in a low cortisol level, and is known to cause brain fog, poor energy, gloomy mood, salty and sweet cravings, lightheadedness, and other unexplained symptoms. All very real signs of adrenal insufficiency.

Source: webmd.com

What causes adrenal fatigue?

Your adrenal glands create a wide range of hormones that are necessary for overall good health. Adrenal exhaustion is hypothesized to develop when the adrenal glands have been overworked to the point that they are no longer able to release enough quantities of cortisol for optimum function. Environmental and nutritional factors, as well as anxiety and emotional stress, are all potential stressors and causes of adrenal fatigue.

Source: mayoclinic.org

Does adrenal fatigue cause weight gain?

Many people with adrenal fatigue are too weary and exhausted to exercise on a regular basis. In addition to hormone levels having a role in overeating and weight gain, it creates a harsh cycle in which weight loss is extremely difficult due to the body's chemical imbalances.

Can adrenal fatigue cause skin rash?

Adrenal fatigue is diagnosed when a person exhibits a number of non-specific symptoms such as exhaustion, weight loss, bodily pains, and skin rashes - redness, hives, and itchy spots. The effects of a stressful lifestyle frequently affect our skin and hair. The hormone cortisol is believed to rise in our bodies when we are stressed. This may lead to an increase in inflammation in your body, as well as a flareup of a variety of illnesses and skin conditions.

What does an adrenal crash feel like?

An adrenal crash causes a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, difficulty falling asleep or waking up, and a need for stimulants such as coffee to get through the day. Generally, patients are tired, unmotivated, and frustrated when they lack adrenal fluids.

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