The adrenal glands manage over 50 different hormones in your body. Their primary role is to mobilize your body’s responses to stress. However, too much stress can harm them. When you experience long-term stress, your glands fail to produce hormones to handle the stress. As a result, adrenal fatigue occurs.
The Healing Center Denver offers long-term, effective care for adrenal fatigue. Our specialists identify the symptoms of your condition, and provide lasting solutions, including improving your lifestyle and diet, as well as holistic care.
Chronic stress causes this mild form of adrenal insufficiency. Your glands are unable to keep pace with the demands of perpetual fight-or-flight arousal. It’s a condition resulting from symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances, and digestive problems.
These glands produce various hormones essential for life. Inadequate production of one or more of these hormones may be due to an underlying disease or surgery.
Signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency may include
We diagnose the condition through a series of blood and stimulation tests that measure the levels of your adrenal hormones.
Without protection from your adrenal glands, your immune system and resistance to infection may be impaired. Addressing adrenal fatigue is a major part of the functional health approach of our practice.
Correction may alleviate common symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. Our practitioners are experts in resolving chronic adrenal issues. With our functional medicine and holistic approaches specific to each patient, we address our patients’ concerns and get to the root of the issue.
Sometimes, changes in your diet and lifestyle habits are necessary to correct adrenal burnout. The Healing Center Denver staff have helped numerous patients throughout the years make shifts that have served them well.
To test gland function, we sample your cortisol levels throughout the day, as they fluctuate daily. We then examine the relationship of cortisol to the DHEA being produced.
Comparing your cortisol to DHEA ratio indicates if your body is stealing from your DHEA pool to help cortisol support your fatigue. DHEA production is reduced when the glands cannot function normally. Our specialist will help you address this issue.
Another indication your adrenals aren’t functioning may be low levels of estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone, and menopausal symptoms, because they can’t produce a normal amount of these hormones.
A common pattern, among many, occurs when you are perimenopausal and your testosterone is low. Your adrenals become fatigued, and they produce about half the testosterone needed.