adrenal-fatigue                                         

Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning?
Do you feel like you are in brain fog all the time?
Tired for no reason?
Having trouble getting up in the morning?
Depending on coffee or colas to keep you going?
Feeling run down and stressed?
Dragging through each day?
Craving salty or sweet snacks?
Struggling to keep up with life’s daily demands?
Unable to bounce back from stress or illness?
Not having fun anymore?
Experiencing decreased sex drive?
Simply too tired to enjoy life?

What is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level.
Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia.
Adrenal fatigue can wreak havoc with your life. In the more serious cases, the activity of the adrenal glands is so diminished that you may have difficulty getting out of bed for more than a few hours per day. With each increment of reduction in adrenal function, every organ and system in your body is more profoundly affected. Changes occur in your carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, heart and cardiovascular system, and even sex drive.

What causes adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is produced when your adrenal glands cannot adequately meet the demands of stress.* The adrenal glands mobilize your body’s responses to every kind of stress (whether it’s physical, emotional, or psychological) through hormones that regulate energy production and storage, immune function, heart rate, muscle tone, and other processes that enable you to cope with the stress.

Who is susceptible to adrenal fatigue?

There are various factors that can make you more susceptible to adrenal fatigue.*
These include certain lifestyles (poor diet, substance abuse, too little sleep and rest, or too many pressures), chronic illness or repeated infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia, prolonged situations that you feel trapped or helpless in (bad relationships, stressful jobs, poverty, imprisonment), or maternal adrenal fatigue during gestation.

Adrenal fatigue has now been flagged as an underlying driver behind most chronic health conditions. But did you know:

• Adrenal fatigue can effect anyone, at any age
• Adrenal fatigue can occur after long bouts of stress, frequent stimulant consumption and poor sleep
• Adrenal fatigue be a cause of depression, muscle pains and immunity issues

The ‘energy drinks’ and stimulants like coffee approach are evidence of how our culture tries very hard to push through adrenal exhaustion with short term ‘picks me ups’.
The real pick me up you need to get well again starts with a specialised treatment program that is tailored from your individual assessment.
Assessment is crucial so that targeted treatment can begin. This is done through adrenal hormone testing and physical examination. Natural compounds can then be employed to effectively support adrenal repair so you can clear away the fatigue fog and feel yourself again.

 

Call us on 0400325863 to book an appointment to assess your adrenal function.