“Adrenal fatigue” is a hot button term in medicine. Many doctors take issue with the personification of an organ and the imprecise reference to its suboptimal functioning. Therefore, it is now becoming more vogue to refer to this syndrome of symptoms as “adrenal dysregulation.”
Regardless of what it is called, it is not a disease. “Adrenal fatigue” is a preclinical condition that occurs when stress exceeds the capacity of the adrenal glands to secrete appropriate levels of cortisol. All hormones, including cortisol, the “stress hormone,” impact a wide range of biological functions.
When one is struggling with what appears to be adrenal deregulation, a truly integrative practitioner must ensure an accurate diagnosis and rule out any pathologies. They will also look for the root cause, consider the compilation of symptoms, and analyze lab results. Then, a personalized wellness plan specific to the individual will be implemented.
In my latest post and video, I review the symptoms of adrenal fatigue, or more appropriately dysfunctional HPA axis regulation, and some supportive interventions.
Topics on “adrenal fatigue” include:
- A review of the controversy surrounding the term
- The signs and symptoms
- Conventional and functional testing and labs to assess adrenal pathologies vs. dysfunction
- Common triggers
- Naturopathic and functional medicine support (i.e., lifestyle, diet and nourishment, herbs, supplements, mind-body approaches, and aromatherapy)
Click here to learn if you or a loved one may be suffering from adrenal deregulation and steps to take if you are.
Making sure that one’s adrenal glands are effectively responding to life stressors can ensure a more vibrant, functioning body and mind.
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