Adrenal Fatigue is not defined by any single symptom but rather an array of symptoms that develop when your adrenal glands are no longer functioning properly. Characterized by extended periods of low energy and fatigue, Adrenal Fatigue can develop after a major trauma or stressor - or due to stressful situations that occur over time – and it can severely impact your quality of life and overall health.
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Adrenal Fatigue is the condition that results from the malfunction or reduced function of your adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands, located above your kidneys, release hormones that are essential to a range of bodily functions. Not only adrenaline, but steroid hormones like cortisol, DHEA and aldosterone are produced in the adrenals. Adrenal glands also create precursors that are converted into sex steroids like testosterone, estrogen and androgen.
These adrenal hormones help to regulate your immune system, metabolism, blood pressure, and most notably, your body's response to stress - controlling everything from heart rate and muscle response to energy production. Adrenal fatigue can occur when the adrenal glands have been exhausted to the point they begin to malfunction and no longer secrete the necessary levels of hormones required for normal functioning.
Everyone is vulnerable to Adrenal Fatigue, given the right set of circumstances, regardless of their general health condition. A life crisis or continuing low stress levels can lead to Adrenal Fatigue, but there are factors that increase the chances of developing this condition. Poor diet, lack of sleep, chronic illness, pregnancy or prolonged exposure to stress are all potential triggers. Especially when stress persists over an extended period of time – whether that stress is physical or emotional – eventually it can lead to adrenal dysfunction.
The adrenal glands are particularly weakened by chronic stress, autointoxication, and infections – but can also be impacted by trauma. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands can no longer function at the level needed to manage the stressors you have been facing. Some medical researchers even claim that dysfunctional adrenals can lead to premature aging and a shortened life span.
Adrenal Fatigue can occur at any age in either gender, but it is reported most commonly by women.
There are a wide range of symptoms that could signal Adrenal Fatigue, and each individual may experience a different array of symptoms:
You may be vulnerable to developing other medical conditions – like thyroid disease, for example – while your body is in a state of Adrenal Fatigue, and you could be experiencing one or more conditions simultaneously. That is why the diagnosis stage of your treatment at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine is considered critical to your full recovery.
Our goal is to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your adrenal dysfunction. We recommend that you prepare a list of symptoms prior to your first consultation. At your initial consultation, we will take a complete medical history and conduct a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms. To properly diagnose Adrenal Fatigue, we may require blood, saliva or urine tests. Adrenal testing may include DHEA, ACTH, morning cortisol, and aldosterone. We may also need to administer additional tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptom profiles.
At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Seattle, WA, we understand that your diagnosis is the first step in your healing journey.
Since adrenal fatigue manifests differently in each person, the course of treatment will vary with each individual patient. Some of our treatment options may include:
Working with a doctor who understands the complexity of adrenal dysfunction is critical. At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Seattle, WA, we offer the most up-to-date treatment for Adrenal Fatigue so you can begin to recover from Adrenal Fatigue.
If you are struggling with the symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and have questions, we invite you to reach out to us. We’re here for you, every step of the way, and happy to answer any questions you may have about your symptoms and our healing treatments.
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