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What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue happens when the adrenal glands have become exhausted and can no longer produce enough stress hormones to keep the body going at full speed. The adrenal glands are two small glands located directly above the kidneys, and are responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress.
When men face long-term stress, the adrenal glands have a hard time keeping up. It?s as if someone worked at a factory checking products on a conveyor belt and the belt just kept going faster and faster with more and more products. They wouldn?t have enough hands to keep up! With adrenal fatigue, the stress hormones that should be released can?t keep up, causing the body to feel too worn down to fully function. Energy levels decline as well as productivity, cognitive functions and disposition. Adrenal fatigue is not classified as a disease because it is fairly mild condition.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
- Constant tiredness
- Trouble falling asleep
- Lack of sex drive
- Erectile disfunction
- Achy body
- Weakened immune system
- Cravings for sweets and salt
- Poor memory
What Causes Adrenal Fatigue?
Men often experience adrenal fatigue if they are subject to stress for a long period of time. It?s a common diagnosis for people living in busy New York City and Long Island. Adrenal fatigue can also be indirectly caused by:
- Inflammation and Infection
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Nutritional and Vitamin deficiencies
Be sure to see a medical professional before assuming that you have any condition. Sometimes adrenal fatigue can be confused with simple stress or anxiety. Although the symptoms are similar, the treatment may be completely different. Stress can be caused by chronic infection, lack of sleep, food allergies and heavy workload. A blood test can help make a more accurate diagnosis.
Solution to Adrenal Fatigue in Men
Because adrenal fatigue is caused by the lack of sex hormone production (especially cortisol) in the adrenal glands, the best solution is to fully examine the patient?s body to find the root cause. There has to be an initial problem that started interfering with the adrenal glands. Dr. Kalitenko doesn?t believe in prescribing pills to treat the symptoms. He wants to find what caused the problem at its source. There?s always a better solution than taking prescription after prescription for the rest of your life.
In order to find the root cause, Dr. Kalitenko researches the patient?s medical and family history, performs a physical exam, then orders necessary tests in order to best detect the root cause of the adrenal fatigue. Depending on the clinical impressions, the best solution may be getting support with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, removing any unnecessary stress, balancing nutrients or trying a new diet.
Benefits of Fixing Fatigue
After addressing the root that caused the adrenal fatigue, most men experience increased energy levels, happier moods, strengthened memory function, more quality sleep and a better sex life. It is easier to get through the day without falling asleep. Life seems manageable again. Everything gets back on track.
If you suspect you suffer from adrenal fatigue, give us a call. Life is too short to live it exhausted.