Adrenal fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a term for when the adrenal glands are overtaxed and unable to produce adequate levels of cortisol and other hormones. This can lead to symptoms like fatigue, cravings, and difficulty coping with stress. The adrenals are two small glands that sit atop the kidneys and secrete over 50 hormones, including cortisol which helps regulate metabolism and the body's stress response. When overworked for a prolonged time (months or years), the adrenals can become fatigued. What causes adrenal fatigue? Common culprits include:

If allowed to persist, adrenal fatigue can disrupt hormone levels and negatively impact one's energy levels, immunity, mood, and ability to manage stress. What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue? Common signs and symptoms include: How is adrenal fatigue diagnosed and treated? Start by getting lab tests (salivary cortisol test) to evaluate adrenal function and hormone levels. The Vitality Renewal Clinic specializes in advanced adrenal testing and personalized treatment plans. Treatment focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes with improved sleep, nutrition, stress management, and specific supplements like adaptogenic herbs. Lifestyle changes are key, as pushing through fatigue can further tax the adrenals. With time and consistency restoring adrenal health is very possible! I aimed to cover the key aspects of adrenal fatigue in a compelling yet easy to digest way. Please let me know if you would like me to elaborate on any part or modify the tone/formatting.

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