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What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal Fatigue in women is a mild subclinical form of adrenal glands insufficiency. It is mild enough not to be classified as a disease, but it might be significant enough to bring down your productivity, self esteem and sense of well being.
The adrenal glands are located right above the kidneys. They control the hormones that are released when the body is stressed. When we get anxious or stressed out, the body must regulate the fight-or-flight mechanism and then calm itself down. That?s where the adrenals come into play. They pump out the appropriate amount of hormones to deal with the stress. The main hormone in this process is cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. Constant or chronic stress can cause the adrenal glands to produce so much that they eventually have little or no more to provide.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
- Depression Anxiety
- Troubles falling asleep
- Waking up in the middle of the night
- Feeling more stressed than usual
Causes of Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal fatigue might be caused by multiple problems but the most often it is caused by chronic stress. The adrenal glands do not have an infinite supply of hormones. So if they are constantly working to produce enough to manage all of the stress, their supply can become exhausted. Adrenal fatigue can occur at any age, but is especially common during menopause or perimenopause. At this time, women may be more susceptible to stress because of the declining levels of sex hormones that can throw the body off completely.
Think of adrenal fatigue as a water reservoir. Let?s say the population uses it for drinking water and farmers pull more and more from it for irrigation. There is only a limited amount of rain or precipitation that can feed the supply. Eventually, this reservoir will dry up. The adrenal glands try as best as they can to keep up with the demand of stress hormones, but at some point, they don?t have enough to satisfy the body?s needs.
Adrenal Fatigue Solutions
We first examine the woman thoroughly to make sure her symptoms are not caused by any other root cause. Since one symptom is often related to a different, deeper cause, functional and holistic medicine practice believes in treating the whole body, not just its symptoms. After we confirm that the problem is adrenal fatigue, one great solution is to address the root cause of your problem and to replace hormones lost with the support of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT utilizes hormones that are chemically identical to the ones that we produce naturally. This can alleviate the adrenal glands of their impossible tasks and help them get back to normal. In addition to bioidentical hormones, we also can discuss ways to reduce stress. This may include a change of lifestyle or simply adding quality vitamins, minerals and light exercise to your daily routine. All treatments are individualized to each patient?s unique body to ensure excellent results.
Benefits of Solving Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal fatigue is a clear sign that you need a big change. Especially during menopause, the female body goes through a lot of transformation. Balancing hormones is not only respectful to your body, it can prevent major catastrophes in the future. Postmenopausal women stand at much greater risk for osteoporosis, cancer and heart disease. Taking care of adrenal fatigue can make a difference in all areas of life. Allowing the body to work much more efficiently, you may experience more energy, better sleep and happier days. Call today to set up an appointment.
Why Sergey Kalitenko MD?
Sergey Kalitenko MD is licensed in New York State and certified by the Board of Internal Medicine. He specializes in looking for the root cause of your problem. He addresses the underlying cause instead of just taking care of your symptoms, so you feel more like yourself again.