Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when the adrenal glands are unable to keep up with the demands of ongoing stress.
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue can include:
- Fatigue and low energy
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Weight gain, especially around the midsection
- Brain fog and difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings, irritability, and anxiety
- Cravings for salty or sweet foods
- Low blood pressure
- Decreased sex drive
- Hair loss or thinning
- Muscle weakness or pain
While conventional medicine may not recognize adrenal fatigue as a medical condition, functional medicine takes a more holistic approach and offers a range of interventions to address the underlying imbalances that contribute to these symptoms.
One of the key strategies for managing adrenal fatigue is to support the body’s stress response system. This can include lifestyle changes like reducing stress, getting regular exercise, and improving sleep quality. In addition, functional medicine practitioners may recommend supplements and herbs known to support healthy cortisol levels and promote balanced adrenal function.
Another important aspect of functional medicine for managing adrenal fatigue is addressing any underlying imbalances in the body. For example, nutrient deficiencies, gut imbalances, and inflammation can all contribute to adrenal dysfunction. Our office works to identify and address these imbalances through personalized testing and targeted interventions.
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