Adrenal Fatigue

What is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a term used in functional medicine that describes a collection of signs and symptoms that include fatigue, body aches, and digestive problems.

What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue Treatment - Land O Lakes, FL

Some common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include the following:

  • Fatigue (you may feel tired for no reason)
  • Body aches
  • Inflammatory bowel and digestive problems
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low sex drive
  • Cravings for sweet or salty snacks
  • Trouble losing weight
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Trouble waking up in the morning
  • Fell overwhelmed
  • More energetic and awake at night then during the day

What causes adrenal fatigue?

When experiencing chronic bouts of prolonged stress, the adrenal glands will continue to make cortisol at the expense of the other hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone). This can lead to adrenal fatigue and other hormonal imbalances. Since the adrenal is consumed making cortisol it won't make DHEA, estrogen and testosterone.

How can adrenal fatigue be treated?

Here at Evolution to Total Balance we will create a treatment plan to best address your specific case of adrenal fatigue. It may involve the following:

  • A saliva, blood and urine test will be used to diagnose your stage of adrenal fatigue (mild, moderate, severe)
  • By prescribing a customized nutrition regimen, supplements and Bio-Identical Hormone therapy, we will get your adrenal glands back to normal and help build your body's energy.
  • A customized plan to rebuild your adrenal glands and protect them from daily stressors.