You probably know more about adrenal fatigue then you realize. You’ve seen the commercials about cortisol, stress and belly fat. You may have even considered ordering one of those ‘cortisol’ regulating pills because you’re experiencing stress, fatigue and weight gain around your mid-section.
It can be confusing to understand what’s going on with your body when hormonal imbalances disrupt your life. One thing you can be sure of is that a mass-marketed infomercial pill is not the answer to your problem. Hormonal imbalances and adrenal fatigue are medical conditions and need to be treated and monitored by an experienced physician.
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a condition that results when your adrenal glands, two small organs that sit on top of your kidneys, function below the necessary level. As its name suggests, the most prevalent symptom of this condition is a chronic fatigue that is not relieved by rest. Those who suffer from adrenal fatigue also feel run down and not able to make it through the day.
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome comes from a failure of the adrenal glands to efficiently produce hormones. This failure is usually caused by extreme or prolonged periods of stress.
The adrenal glands are responsible for secreting cortisol, a hormone fundamental to optimal health. Cortisol is necessary for normal brain, immune, muscle and blood sugar function as well as proper blood circulation. In the beginning stages of adrenal fatigue, cortisol levels are elevated. As the stress continues and the adrenal glands further deteriorate, cortisol levels begin to decline. Having too little or too much cortisol in the body, or any hormone for that matter, contributes to serious health problems. Balance is crucial for optimal health.
Although this is a relatively common condition, adrenal fatigue can often be misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or depression. Many patients turn to American Longevity Center for a second opinion or second diagnosis. Often times misdiagnosed patients don’t get relief from their symptoms because they aren’t being treated properly. They are tired of taking prescription pills and not seeing or feeling any results.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
There are many possible symptoms of adrenal fatigue, making it difficult to diagnose without the proper saliva test that is available from American Longevity Center. This simple saliva test will determine if your cortisol levels are too low.
If they are, you may be battling with some of these common symptoms:
- Fatigue and weakness in the morning and throughout the day
- Craving salty or fatty foods
- Difficulty falling asleep
- New or worsened allergies
- Aching joints
- Difficulty sleeping through the night
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Inability to tolerate stress
- Diminished sex drive
- Poor memory
- Light-headedness upon standing
If you think you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, you are taking the right step by getting more information. If you want answers now, call American Longevity Center and ask for a saliva test kit to be sent to your home or make an appointment to come in. The saliva test can determine if in fact you are suffering from adrenal fatigue.
Proper diagnosis of adrenal fatigue and immediate treatment is pertinent to your well-being. Adrenal fatigue can wreak havoc with your life. If left untreated, the activity of the adrenal glands can become so diminished that you may have difficulty getting out of bed for more than a few hours per day. Additionally, reduced adrenal function can have a profound impact on nearly every organ and system in your body. Compromised adrenal function can lead to disruption in your carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, heart and cardiovascular system, and even sex drive.
Treatment for Adrenal Fatigue
Perhaps the one silver lining of this condition is that there are simple treatments that are incredibly effective.
Adrenal fatigue can be successfully treated with an integrated approach of bioidentical hormone therapy combined with proper nutrition and fitness. The physicians at American Longevity Center will be able to determine the treatment program that would yield the best results for you based on your health analysis.
Our physicians can also suggest practical lifestyle changes that you can incorporate into your daily routine immediately to start feeling relief from adrenal fatigue.
The physicians at American Longevity Center are nationally recognized experts in the field of anti-aging and hormone therapy in Miami. If you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired all the time, schedule an appointment to have a complete and thorough analysis of your health.
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