When the adrenal glands functional below normal levels, this causes adrenal fatigue. It may be hard to detect this illness since there are no physical symptoms, you may act and look normal but you are always in a state of unwell, exhaustion and drowsiness.
People experiencing adrenal fatigue need coffee, colas, or food loaded with sugar and other stimulants to get up and be functional. The activity of the adrenal glands can be sometimes too diminished that you may have difficulty getting up in the morning. As the adrenal function deteriorates, every organ and system in the body gets greatly affected.
Releasing stress hormones, regulating our metabolism, and controlling our blood pressure are some of the main functions of the two little glands that lie at the top of each kidney called the adrenal glands. However, when a person undergoes too much stress or some chronic respiratory infections, this can lead to the syndrome called non-Addison’s hypoadrenia or simply, adrenal fatigue.
Unlike other conditions, adrenal fatigue offers no obvious symptoms. A person with this condition may look physically well yet they continue to live with an unexplainable sense of tiredness and fatigue.
Here are some of the other symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue:
- Body Aches
- Difficulty in facing stressful situations
- The demand to ingest any form of caffeine to be able to perform daily tasks
- Feeling tired regardless of how long you have slept
- Difficulty falling asleep or waking up
- Decreased sex drive
- Thyroid problems
- Digestive problems
- Reduced mental sharpness
- Weakened immunity
- Food cravings containing salt and sugar
- Always feeling stressed
To be certain that you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, you can undergo a few tests. Here is a list of some tests available, but be sure to consult your physician before proceeding with any testing.
- Cortisol Test
- ACTH (Adrenal Corticotrophic Hormone) Challenge
- Thyroid Test
- TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Test
- Neurotransmitter Testing
- Hormone Test
- Iris Contraction Test
There are a number of treatments for adrenal fatigue. Stress reduction techniques such as yoga, pilates, meditation, as well as practicing regular sleep-wake cycle are of great help. One should also modify his lifestyle to eliminate stressors.
Having a proper and balanced diet can greatly improve your health. Knowing which food to avoid and take more of can be beneficial, for example:
- Too much sugar or sugary food
- Caffeinated food and drinks
- Food rich in protein like fish, chicken and beef
- Fat from natural and whole food
Synthetic vs. Natural Hormones
Thyroid hormone therapy is the mainstay intervention for adrenal fatigue. Unfortunately, synthetic ones are being sold commercially such as levothyroxine and liothyronine. Many people reported side-effects regarding the use of these synthetic hormones unlike its bioidentical counterpart which is supplied by compounding pharmacies.
If you think you have manifestations of this condition, don’t worry because Chancy Pharmacy – an expert in compounding medicine provides solutions to supply you with personalized bioidentical medication for better and efficient results in treating your adrenal fatigue.
Customized Solutions for You
At Chancy Pharmacy, we know that every person is unique and that each body reacts differently to various interventions. And so, we provide you with a wide range of options regarding compounding medications to ensure you won’t experience unnecessary side-effects.
In collaboration with you – the client— and your primary physician, we’ll work on your prescription to come up with the type of treatment and dosage that best suits you.
Chancy Drugs offers compounded hormone medication personalized for your needs and requirements. Putting into consideration the proper treatment and solution for your problem, we will customize medication to meet specific patient needs. Our compounding pharmacists can prepare customized dosages to treat adrenal fatigue and offer excellent and effective results for each patient.
Together, let us help battle the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Give us a visit at our various branches Chancy Drugs Hahira, Adel, Lake Park, Valdosta, LTC, and Chancy Management Group for more information.