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      Adrenal Fatigue Specialist in Palo Alto CA

      Adrenal Fatigue Specialist Palo Alto CA

      There is a complex array of symptoms that, put together, appears to define Adrenal Fatigue. It is particularly characterized by extended periods of low energy and fatigue that, notably, developed after a major trauma or stressor - or after experiencing stressful situations over a long period of time. Untreated, Adrenal Fatigue can severely impact your overall health and level of functioning.

      Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenals have been overworked to the level that they can no longer secrete adrenal hormones sufficient for your body to function normally. Certain stressors are known to exhaust the adrenal glands, from anxiety, emotional and relationship stressors to a range of physical stressors like a high-stress work situation, exposure to environmental toxins or poor diet. The adrenal system perceives stress as stress, no matter the source.

      Don’t continue to allow adrenal fatigue to diminish your quality of life. Contact Water’s Edge Natural Medicine to discuss options for achieving a healthier, more balanced You. Schedule a consultation today with us by contacting us online or calling us at (650) 240-4868!

      What is Adrenal Fatigue?

      The malfunction or reduced function of your adrenal glands and the recognizable symptoms that result form the basis of a syndrome termed Adrenal Fatigue.

      Located above your kidneys, your adrenal glands release hormones that are crucial for a myriad of bodily functions. The adrenal glands not only produce more commonly known hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, but also other steroid hormones like aldosterone and DHEA. Precursors that are converted into sex steroids like testosterone, estrogen and androgen are also produced and released by your adrenal glands.

      These hormones work together to help regulate your immune system, metabolism, blood pressure, and especially, your body's response to stress - controlling everything from energy production to heart rate and muscle response in the well-known fight-or-flight response. Adrenal fatigue develops when the adrenal glands have been exhausted to the point they begin to malfunction and can no longer produce and secrete levels of these adrenal hormones necessary for normal functioning. There is even some research that suggests that dysfunctional adrenals can lead to premature aging and a shortened life span.

      Causes of Adrenal Fatigue

      Regardless of your general health condition - and given the right set of circumstances – you are vulnerable to developing Adrenal Fatigue. Many people who were once healthy and vibrant suddenly experience a life crisis or are worn down by continuing low stress levels over time that plunge them into the characteristic symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue, and they don’t understand what it happening to them. Adrenal Fatigue can occur at any age in either gender, but it is reported most commonly by women.

      There are factors that increase your chances of developing this condition. Stressors top the list – and not just major stressors. When stress is chronic – whether that stress is small or large, physical or emotional – eventually it can lead to adrenal gland dysfunction and ultimately Adrenal Fatigue. Other potential causes include lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep, chronic illness and infections, poor diet or even pregnancy.

      Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

      Each individual may experience a different array of symptoms, and there are a wide range of symptoms that could signal Adrenal Fatigue, including:

      • Profound and ongoing fatigue
      • Reduced ability to cope with stress and difficulty recovering from stressful situations
      • Memory loss, anxiety, depression or other changes in mental function
      • Weight changes
      • Increased PMS symptoms
      • Body aches and exacerbated pain issues
      • Digestive problems
      • Difficulty recovering from illnesses
      • Problems sleeping
      • Sugar/salt cravings
      • Diminished libido

      Diagnosing Adrenal Fatigue

      We recommend that you prepare a list of symptoms prior to your first consultation. At your first consultation, we conduct a full assessment of your symptoms and take a complete medical history and. To properly diagnose Adrenal Fatigue and rule out other conditions with similar symptom profiles, we may require blood, saliva or urine tests. There is an array of adrenal testing available that may include DHEA, ACTH, morning cortisol, and aldosterone.

      Adrenal Fatigue can also put you at higher risk of developing other medical conditions – like thyroid disease – so you could be experiencing one or more medical conditions simultaneously. That is why a proper and complete diagnosis is considered critical to your full recovery. At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, we understand that your diagnosis is the first step in your healing journey, and our goal is to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of your symptoms.

      Treating Adrenal Fatigue

      The specific course of treatment will vary with each individual patient, especially since adrenal fatigue manifests differently in each person. Treatment options may include:

      • Stress management tools
      • Hormone testing and hormone replacement
      • A medical nutrition plan to optimize adrenal function
      • Targeted vitamins, supplements or IV vitamin therapy
      • Identifying and addressing food allergies and sensitivities
      • Assessment of environmental allergies or toxin exposure
      • Developing a customized regimen of healthy movement appropriate for your physical condition (high impact exercise programs are generally not recommended for Adrenal Fatigue patients)
      • Specific lifestyle modifications

      Working with a naturopath who understands the complexity of adrenal dysfunction can be the most important factor in your healing journey. At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, we offer the most up-to-date treatment for Adrenal Fatigue so you can begin to take meaningful steps toward a full recovery.

      Request Your Appointment Today!

      If you think you may be suffering the symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about your symptoms and our array of healing treatments.

      Compile your list of symptoms, and reach out to Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Palo Alto, CA to schedule a consultation today! Contact us online or call us at (650) 240-4868!


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      Phone: (650) 240-4868
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