If you have been experiencing debilitating exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, anxiousness and/or trouble concentrating on daily tasks, you may have adrenal fatigue, a condition that is not widely recognized or diagnosed, but one that is a prevailing epidemic in our high-stress culture. Naturopathic medicine can help you bring your cortisol levels back into balance through specialized testing methods that will guide a treatment plan tailored to your specific experience of fatigue. Solutions include counseling on stress management, supportive herbs and amino acids, nutritional advice and vitamin supplements.
Adrenal Fatigue is caused by an imbalanced of stress hormones made by the adrenal glands, that sit just above each kidney. These hormones include cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. These can be very beneficial when you are running from a tiger because they help open airways, increase your heart rate, mobilize sugar reserves, and push blood into your muscles for more energy and efficiency. But in today’s modern society, many of us experience almost constant stress with little ability to release it.