What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a stress-related condition that results in symptoms like exhaustion, weakened immunity, sleep disturbances and food cravings. Hormone imbalance can be a major contributor to adrenal fatigue.
When stress becomes chronic or is not well managed, the adrenal glands are unable to function optimally. While every individual suffering from adrenal fatigue tends to have a slightly different set of symptoms, there are always common complaints. Perimenopuase and menopause stress go hand in hand with adrenal fatigue.
Improve your diet
Those suffering from adrenal fatigue are particularly depleted in key nutrients.
Eat at the right times
Keep blood sugar levels steady by eating small, regular meals with a low glycemic index.
Try mind-body exercises
Women who mediate regularly were found to produce fewer stress hormones.
Take the right supplements
Adrenal fatigue wreaks havoc on your gut's ability to absorb nutrients from food.
Get better sleep
Poor sleep takes a huge toll on the body and your cortisol levels may take weeks to adjust.
Treatment for Adrenal Fatigue
Hormone Therapy. Bioidentical hormone therapy balances your hormones, including the hormones released during stress (cortisol), with customized, natural prescriptions that are tailored by your healthcare provider to fit your body chemistry. Learn more about Hormone Therapy.
B Vitamins. This group of vitamins is the first step in getting your mind and body back into gear. B vitamins work together in helping the body create energy from the food you eat, while also supporting brain function and healthy skin, hair and muscles. Although the role of each B vitamin differs slightly, they’re all vital for a healthy metabolism and energy production. Learn more about B12 Vitamin Shots and Vitamin IV Therapy.
Magnesium. Magnesium is an essential trace mineral and the second most abundant intracellular electrolyte in the body. It’s also required for over 300 enzymatic reactions! In fact, it’s one of the most important supplements for recovering from adrenal fatigue. Magnesium is also required for healthy sleep, muscular relaxation, maintaining blood pressure, heart rhythm, promotes calcium absorption, and regulating blood sugar levels. Many people are magnesium deficient due to the lack of mineral content in foods and the body using up its natural stores of magnesium during stress. Learn more about Vitamin Supplements.
Herbs. Adaptogenic herbs help the body to ‘adapt’ to stressful situations, and are extremely helpful in restoring adrenal function.
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