Adrenal Fatigue

“I have frequent mood swings, chronic fatigue, and can’t lose weight.”

Adrenal fatigue is caused by prolonged stress and chronically high cortisol levels which cause the adrenal glands to “wear out” over time. Long term cortisol elevation creates communication problems between the brain and the HPA axis (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis). Inflammation and poor HPA communication often lead to declining health over time.

Long term stressors such as: career or financial stress, chronic underlying infections, insomnia, food allergies, high blood sugar or pre-diabetes, PCOS, metabolic syndrome, weight gain, and obesity are all rooted in hormone imbalances. Masking the symptoms with medications often leads to more problems and greater frustrations down the road.

Discovering and addressing the root of the imbalances is vital for moving closer to optimal health. Proper testing is a must. Guidance on proper food, supplements and lifestyle are also important steps to support underlying physiology.

I am proud to offer counseling and functional wellness expertise to people seeking optimal health in Tyler, Texas, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and everywhere in-between. If you suspect you’re dealing with the above here for a free phone or webcam wellness consult.

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