Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms
Conversations about adrenals — and incipient “adrenal fatigue” — have been coming up more and more. Flat out: Everyone is exhausted, and this tapped out function is one of the reasons why.
The adrenal glands are the small glands on top of your kidneys that help you handle stress. They are involved in the production of cortisol, the hormones that regulate the fight or flight reactions, adrenalin, and noradrenalin.
When we are in a constant state of stress, the adrenals are overworked, and much like anything that is overworked in the body, they can run into exhaustion. Common symptoms of adrenal exhaustion are a general lack of energy, difficulty sleeping, clouded mind, depression, weak immunity with frequent colds or other infections, and difficulty digesting. But pretty much anything else can go wrong when our adrenals are exhausted, such as infertility, low blood pressure, and anemia.
Our functional & integrative medicine practitioners at Forum Health will recommend specific tests to evaluate the state of your hormones and the root cause of your symptoms, and create an individualized treatment plan to get you back on track.