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Adrenal Fatigue Treatments

If you are ready to get tested for Adrenal Fatigue, call: 707-292-8882

Stress causes our adrenal glands to secrete adrenaline and other stress-related hormones. Following the stress, our body is forced to continue to deal with stress over a longer period. This is when the key hormones, cortisol and other corticosteroids are secreted by the adrenal glands (cortex).

Adrenal burnout can occur when we are faced with the possible exhaustion of our ability to adapt to the physical or emotional stress that might continue.

Nutritional and herbal support for Adrenal Fatigue

Key nutrients can help to decrease the symptoms associated with adrenal exhaustion such as:

  • pantothene
  • B6
  • zinc
  • magnesium
  • vitamin C
  • many more

These nutrients play a critical role in the production of adrenal hormones. These adrenal hormones are the building blocks of other vital hormones that maintain day to day hormone balance levels.


What are the Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue


Botanical Herbs That are Supportive of Adrenal Function

Siberian and Panax ginsengs are referred to as general tonics or adaptogens. Both Chinese and Siberian ginseng can be used to restore vitality in individuals who are chronically fatigued or who have decreased mental and physical performance and/or stamina.

Rhodiola is well known amongst the Eastern Europeans for its ability to enhance energy, stamina and endurance.

Ashwagandha is also a significant adaptogen providing adrenal and immune support, for increasing resistance to environmental stressors and as a general tonic.

Astragalus has been used historically for strengthening and regulating the immune system, as a tonic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and to protect the liver.

Shisandra is a plant most familiar to those who use Chinese herbs. In traditional Chinese medicine, schisandra is used for many common problems, including physical fatigue.

Maca, or Peruvian Ginseng, may be one of the most important plants having a diverse effect on the female reproductive system. Traditionally, it has been used for chronic fatigue syndrome, enhancing energy, stamina and overall energy.


Adrenal testing

Testing for Adrenal Fatigue - The MOST Important Test to Take

Adrenal dysfunction is one of the most common hormonal health disorders that we see as naturopathic doctors specializing in hormone health. The adrenal glands are the cornerstone of hormone health; when adrenal function is compromised we see a decrease in immune, digestive, and cognitive function as well as disruptions in hormone balance.

Common symptoms associated with compromised adrenal function include but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty waking up in the morning
  • Fatigue not relieved by naps or sufficient sleep
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Craving for salt
  • Physical fatigue or lethargy
  • Low sex drive
  • Decreased ability to cope with stress
  • Frequent illnesses or prolonged recovery time from illness
  • Feeling dizzy when you stand up
  • Depression
  • PMS or hormonally related mood swings
  • Feeling terrible if you skip a meal or have a small meal
  • Fuzzy thinking, poor concentration and poor memory

Saliva hormone testing is considered to be the single best lab test for detecting compromised adrenal function. Unlike serum (blood) or urine testing, salivary testing gives us a more complete and comprehensive way to diagnose adrenal dysfunction and also allows us to treat it much more effectively. By measuring the level of cortisol at 4 different time points throughout the day, salivary testing helps us assess whether there are disruptions in the normal circadian rhythm and this allows us to use the right therapies to treat your imbalance in a more targeted way.


IV therapy for Adrenal Fatigue


If you are ready to get tested for Adrenal Fatigue, call: 707-292-8882


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