Adrenal Fatigue | low Energy
This condition occurs when the adrenal glands have been worked to exhaustion. These small glands (about the size and shape of an almond) are located above the kidneys. They produce adrenaline (the “flight or fight” hormones) as well as cortisol and DHEA to buffer and deal with day-to-day needs or stress.
While chronic unnoticed inflammations can be one cause, long-term stress is a major factor in adrenal fatigue. Under continuous stress adrenals can’t keep up. DHEA levels begin to fall while adrenaline and cortisol surge. Digestive enzymes are lowered, and blood sugar levels rise. This leads to nervousness, anxiety and weight gain, and adds to the stress level.
At some point, the systems required for rest, repair, and digestion begin to shut down and adrenal fatigue results.
Addressing The Problem's Source
Symptoms are varied, but usually include getting tired for no reason, extreme difficulty in “getting going” in the morning, irritability, digestive difficulties, having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, poor memory or concentration, depression, chronic allergies and more.
We work with our patients to address the issues of adrenal fatigue. We provide guidance and techniques on stress-reduction and other lifestyle changes. These include diet programs and products, physical work – manipulation, massage, exercise and even yoga – and are designed to improve their physical health and mental outlook.
If adrenal fatigue is a health issue for you, we have the staff and programs to help you and your body regain the ability to be resilient and deal more successfully with stress.