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WHAT DO YOUR ADRENAL GLANDS DO FOR YOU?
EXAMPLES OF BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES:
Adrenal glands help your body cope with stresses and survive. It’s their job to enable your body to deal with stress from every possible source, ranging from injury and disease to work and relationship problems. Adrenal glands command powerful steroid hormones to extend their influence on proper functioning of every tissue, organ and gland in the body, they also closely affect all of the major physiological processes like utilization of fat and carbohydrates, conversion of fat and proteins into energy, distribution of stored fat (especially around the waist), normal blood sugar regulation, anti-inflammatory processes and immune functions. They even affect how we think and feel. Adrenals are responsible for the physical, emotional and psychological balance from the level of the sex drive to the tendency to gain weight.
You cannot live without your adrenal hormones and how well you live depends on how well your adrenal glands function.
Read Dr.Rosinska’s article about Adrenal Fatigue
published in Midland Reporter-Telegram
WHAT IS ADRENAL FATIGUE?
Adrenal fatigue is a common syndrome in which the paramount symptom is fatigue. It is usually caused by some form of stress: physical, emotional, psychological, environmental, infectious, or a combination of these. Adrenal glands respond to every kind of stress the same, whatever the source.
Small stresses (pressure at workplace, unhappy relationship, poor diet, worries about bills and money, raising kids, bout of flu, abscessed tooth, intense physical exertion) are as important as big ones (death of a loved one, car accident, divorce, serious illness) and if small stresses accumulate, become chronic or occur simultaneously, adrenal fatigue usually occurs. Human body does its best to compensate for under-functioning adrenal glands, but it does so at a price.
Adrenal fatigue is usually not severe enough to be considered a medical emergency and is not recognized by modern medicine (due to money and politics), but it surely can wreak havoc with your life.
Total stress load = number of stresses + intensity of each stress + frequency the stress occurs + length of time the stress is present
Adrenal fatigue occurs when the amount of stress overextends the capacity of the body to compensate and recover from that stress or combined stresses. Once this capacity to cope and recover is exceeded, some form of adrenal fatigue occurs.
WHO SUFFERS FROM ADRENAL FATIGUE?
Anyone who does not get enough rest and relaxation, who drives himself constantly, who is never satisfied or is a perfectionist, who is under constant pressure, who feels trapped or helpless, who feels overwhelmed by repeated or constant difficulties, who has experienced severe or chronic emotional or physical trauma or illness.
Adrenal fatigue most commonly affects: single mothers, police force, rotating shift workers, people working 2 or more jobs, medical profession, people who suffer from “sandwich stress”: they take a blame when things go wrong but no credit when things go right (middle executives, secretaries and teachers).
- continuing fatigue not relieved by sleep
- difficulties getting up in the morning
- dependency on caffeine to “get going”
- craving for salt or salty foods
- feeling better after high fat foods
- afternoon low between 3pm to 4pm
- “second wind” after 6pm
- do best work late at night
- lack of energy, chronic tiredness
- increased efforts to do every day tasks
- decreased sex drive
- decreased ability to handle stress and pressure
- decreased productivity at work
- increased time to recover from illness, injury or trauma
- less enjoyment or happiness with life
- have little control over how I spend my time
- tendency to experience more frequent allergies
- food allergies or intolerance
- frequent upper respiratory infections with longer recovery
- arthritic pains and aches
- decreased immune response o premenstrual tension
- increased difficulties during menopause
- increased fears, anxiety or depression
- intervals of confusion and foggy thinking
- difficulties in concentrating
- less acute memory recall
- less tolerance for people
- becoming easily frustrated
- insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- feel worse if meals are skipped or inadequate
- have swelling under eyes upon rising
- have low blood pressure
- get lightheaded or dizzy when raising rapidly or ankles swelling, worse in the evening
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IS ADRENAL FATIGUE TREATABLE?
Adrenal fatigue is a fully recognizable condition. It can be easily diagnosed by testing saliva levels of stress hormone (cortisol) at four different times of the day. Saliva test is a simple, noninvasive and accurate measure to diagnose and monitor adrenal fatigue. The approximate cost of this test is about 90$.
Our “Adrenal Recovery Program” is designed to help healing from adrenal fatigue. In severe cases of adrenal fatigue treatment with adrenal hormone replacement is necessary. Recovery process is based mainly on 4 powerful supplement formulas, therapeutic nutrition and teaching of simple stress management techniques. Foremost the recovery depends on lifestyle change and proper diet based on particular nutrients, herbs and nutritional supplements which help to strengthen the adrenals and facilitate recovery.