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HPA Axis Dysfunction

HPA Axis Dysfunction Symptoms

hpa-axis-dysfunction-symptomsIf you find yourself relying on coffee, sugar, or other stimulants to get you going in the morning, you may be experiencing HPA axis dysfunction. Symptoms include fatigue, midsection weight gain, low mood, anxiety, insomnia, and irregular hormones.

HPA axis refers to the “hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis,” the critical pathway that connects the brain (hypothalamus + pituitary) and the body’s adrenal glands and regulates how the body responds to stress.

When the HPA axis is out of balance, the brain can overstimulate the adrenal glands, causing an excess production of the stress hormone cortisol. Not only can there be excess production of cortisol, but there can also be a deficiency of cortisol. Both excess and deficient cortisol can lead to fatigue and weight gain.

Getting help with HPA Axis Dysfunction

At Forum Health, our science-based approach considers all the factors that contribute to HPA axis dysfunction, and our treatment plans provide effective and long-lasting benefits, putting our patients on the path to wellness and healthy living.


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