Adrenal Fatigue 2018-02-24T19:51:45+00:00

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a term applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems, but is not a medical diagnosis. Your adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones, particularly hormones your body uses to respond to stress. Adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) refers to inadequate production of one or more of these hormones as a result of an underlying disease. Adrenal fatigue is a mild form of adrenal insufficiency caused by chronic stress in which your adrenal glands are unable to keep pace with the demands of your stress load.

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

Possible symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:

  • Exhaustion
  • Body aches
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sugar cravings (especially mid-day)
  • Hair thinning
  • Weight gain around abdomen region
  • Feeling wired yet tired

Treatment of Adrenal Fatigue

The goals of adrenal fatigue treatment are to reduce your reactivity to stress, improve the capacity of your adrenal gland to respond to stress and prevent recurrence of symptom episodes.

Typical approach to treating adrenal fatigue:

  1. Identify and address underlying factors in your lifestyle (e.g. stress sedentary lifestyle, poor sleep, generally unhealthy lifestyle) or general health that may be contributing to development of adrenal fatigue
  2. Confirm low adrenal gland function using laboratory testing
  3. Support adrenal gland function using nutritional supplements
  4. Nutritional counselling to address lifestyle and diet factors
  5. Address symptoms of adrenal fatigue
  6. Referrals to massage therapy and/or other complimentary therapies when appropriate (i.e therapist for stress management)
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