GET RID OF YOUR ADRENAL FATIGUE.
Adrenal fatigue is basically a dysfunction of your brain’s communication with your adrenals – not the adrenal glands themselves. The small adrenal glands present above the kidneys play a significant role in responding to stressful events in your life.
If the stress gets chronic, your adrenals get worn out, and your energy drops and thus it becomes difficult for the entire system to maintain its balance
Slowly one may start to experience nervousness, chronic fatigue, weight fluctuations, depression, cravings for salty or sugary foods, body aches, low blood pressure, low libido, hair loss, disrupted sleep, weakened immune response, and heightened susceptibility to infection or illness, reduced focus, digestive issues.
But why do our adrenals frazzle?
It may be due to chronic ongoing stresses of everyday life, traumatic events as well as poor diet, anxiety, some autoimmune conditions, gut dysfunction, thyroid imbalances (hypothyroidism), iron deficiency anemia, low blood sugar, inflammation from food sensitivities, an autoimmune condition, and sleep problems like sleep apnea.
The depleted function of these glands restricts the release of adrenal hormones such as cortisol which is responsible for optimizing the blood pressure, blood sugar levels, regulate metabolism, reducing inflammation, and memory formulation. The level of cortisol in the body can be determined by undergoing saliva or a urine test.
We do DUTCH test which tests cortisol, DHEA and all other hormones and their interplay with each other very accurately and aids in establishing correct diagnosis
How do we restore the function of adrenals?
Improve gut health
Digestive issues and a leaky gut can contribute to one’s adrenal fatigue. Work with your functional medicine expert on gut healing therapies.
Improve thyroid functioning
Improving thyroid health along with the leaky gut helps in minimizing the fatigue level. Fatigue, in most cases, is caused due to hypothyroidism. Take support of your functional medicine doctor for maintaining optimum thyroid levels.
Maintain your blood sugar levels
In order to keep your blood sugar stable, try not to eat processed carbohydrates. The paleo diet also helps in keeping the blood sugar levels stable.
Avoid the food sensitivities
Avoiding foods that you are sensitive to and inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, or fermentable carbohydrates lessens immune reactions and fatigue. Other gluten-free diets like the paleo diet or low histamine diets may help.
Increase your stress tolerance
Introducing stress management techniques into one’s life like yoga, meditation, and taking leisurely walks in nature can help a lot in managing stress.
Take supplements to improve your fatigue
Taking nutraceuticals as adviced by your functional medicine doctor can help a lot in restoring and healing the adrenals.