Adrenal Fatigue Treatment in Scottsdale, AZ

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what is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a condition that occurs when the adrenal glands function below the proper level necessary to regulate the body. The short explanation is “lack of adequate cortisol production to cover the daily demands of the person.” It is usually associated with chronic stress, but it can also appear after an intense acute stressful situation. Adrenal fatigue comes with many symptoms besides feeling tired, and it can mimic a variety of disorders. It is not easily recognized by allopathic healthcare providers, and it can affect your quality of life significantly. It is considered by many a new “epidemic,” a result of the modern fast-paced lifestyle, especially in larger cities.

what are the signs of Adrenal Fatigue?

Symptoms of adrenal fatigue can manifest singularly or in a group and are usually unique to the person experiencing it. Each of these symptoms can be a sign of adrenal fatigue and when clustered together are indicative of the condition named adrenal fatigue syndrome. Some of the most common symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue (not improving with sleep)

  • Body aches

  • Weight loss that is unexplained

  • Low blood pressure

  • Tension headaches

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness

  • Body hair loss

  • Anxiety and heart palpitations

  • Low immunity (frequently sick with colds and flu)

  • Skin discoloration, also known as hyperpigmentation

  • Difficulty starting your day (tired and nauseous in the morning)

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels)

  • Intolerance to heat, bright lights, or loud noises

  • Cravings for salt or salty foods

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

what causes adrenal fatigue?

Anything that causes the adrenal glands to work overtime to the point that they cannot properly respond to a stressful situation can cause adrenal fatigue. The “fine response” of cortisol to a stimulus is diminished. This diminished cortisol response is often caused by stress, inadequate sleep, chronic inflammation, poor diet, chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease, etc.), and overuse of caffeine or other stimulants.

An improper diet high in sugars and stimulants can put extra stress on the adrenal glands. Malnutrition, dieting, gastrointestinal issues, gluten sensitivity, and food intolerances can also have a strong causal effect. After prolonged stress, cortisol levels are usually lowered, and it can be difficult for the body to adjust back to normal levels of cortisol production.

how do you diagnose and fix Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue syndrome can be diagnosed by your naturopathic physician or doctor after a complete intake of your signs and symptoms and following appropriate lab testing. Urine or saliva tests to check your cortisol levels and “biorhythm of your cortisol production” might be needed to assess the severity of your case. Other blood tests or urine tests might be requested to rule out other hormone deficiencies or imbalances that might be contributing factors to your symptoms.

The methods to treat adrenal fatigue focus on returning your body to a more natural, balanced state and may include:

  • Healthy diet and hydration

  • Sleep

  • Mild to moderate exercise

  • Naturopathic treatments

  • Eliminating stress or avoidance of stressful situations

  • Use of stress management techniques

  • Intravenous vitamins and nutrients to support adrenals

  • Use of hormones to support proper bodily functions

Call Us To Treat Your Adrenal Fatigue

You don't have to struggle with adrenal fatigue. Call us at Lipogenex Anti-Aging Center today if you're in the Scottsdale, AZ area to schedule an appointment. Let Dr. Emmanouil Karampahtsis evaluate your condition and prescribe a treatment program to restore your vitality and improve your quality of life.

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