Your adrenal glands play a central role in your endocrine system when it comes to regulating and reacting to your body’s stress levels. When they are functioning properly, you are able to effectively accommodate and react to the day-to-day stresses that you encounter.
However, if your adrenal glands are not functioning properly, it can affect your entire body negatively. Without proper regulation from your endocrine system, you may feel more prone to mood swings when stress levels mount.
Craving salty or sweet foods is not uncommon, as is a decreased ability to cope with stressful situations like you feel you usually may. Additionally, adrenal dysfunction can result in decreased energy, low libido, increased PMS/menopausal symptoms, constipation, a weakened immune system, and not feeling fully rested after a night of sleep
Many physicians will overlook the adrenal glands and monitoring cortisol levels in favor of other diagnoses. However, at Healthy Life Doctors, our physicians are expertly-trained to notice signs of adrenal fatigue and will recommend an Adrenal Stress Index to establish you cortisol levels. This salivary hormone test will monitor your cortisol levels over a 24-hour period and help identify if the symptoms you’re suffering are due to adrenal gland dysfunction.
If you have been experiencing symptoms like brain fog, confusion, lack of focus, difficulty with losing weight, extreme fatigue, insomnia, constipation or loose stool– those may be symptoms of adrenal fatigue and are you are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Healthy Life Doctors today!
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