Almost Every day a new patient comes into my office and shares a similar story. It often goes something like this, "Over the last few years I have just been exhausted. I feel tired all day long. I have been to my regular doctor and he has run all the necessary tests and says everything is fine. They recommend anti depressant medication but I am not depressed, I am just tired! Can you help?" At this point I respond that I see this type of thing almost every day and that natural medicine is the best choice of treatment for this type of condition. This condition is what is called adrenal fatigue or adrenal burnout.
Adrenal Fatigue is one of the most wide spread health issues in America today but also one of the most under diagnosed. The adrenal glands are small glands that sit on top of the kidneys and produce your stress hormones, mainly cortisol. During times of stress your cortisol is supposed to go higher to help you deal with the stress and during times or rest your cortisol is suppose to decrease to let your body rest and restore. The problem occurs since we live in a high stressed, over worked, over stimulated culture that causes our adrenal glands to constantly produce excess cortisol. Eventually this leads to a wide variety of symptoms from feeling tired for no reason, trouble thinking and remembering, depression, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, lethargy, low libido, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, mood swings and the list goes on and on.
The Good news! Adrenal fatigue and adrenal gland function can be easily tested with an adrenal stress test and treated with natural medicine. Once this test is done, we get the results and place patients on a plan to restore their adrenal gland function. Soon they begin to feel like themselves again and regain the energy and vitality they thought was gone for good.
If this sounds like something you deal with or if you have any other questions about fatigue or any other symptoms talked about above, please give us a call at 303-688-6698 or click HERE for an appointment. We can help you get back to health!!