Addressing Adrenal Dysfunction With Functional Medicine - Wichita Health and Hormone Clinic

Adrenal Dysfunction

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.

Does This Sound Like You?

Do you have body aches, fatigue, anxiety, and/or sleep disturbances?

Do you need several cups of coffee just to feel awake and start your day?

Or maybe you just experience low energy throughout the day?

You may have even mentioned it to your doctor, only to be told “it’s just part of getting older”.

Chances are, it has nothing to do with age – but that it is actually a hormonal issue resulting from imbalanced adrenal glands.

Adrenals & Stress

The adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys. They are in charge of regulating important stress hormones like cortisol – responsible for the fight or flight response and other stress hormones like epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline).

Due to illness, prolonged low-grade stress, and other factors, your adrenal glands may be overworked, causing feelings of intense fatigue and exhaustion even after a full night’s sleep.

Without proper regulation from your endocrine system, you may feel unable to cope with normal everyday stress or even handle the normal activities of life.

Craving salty or sweet foods is not uncommon as the body is looking to refuel energy anyway it can.

Eating this way can create more imbalances, especially with your gut microbiome. Additionally, adrenal dysfunction can result in more than just decreased energy. It can also cause low libido, weight gain, increased PMS/menopausal symptoms, constipation, and a weakened immune system.

How We Approach Stress

If it is determined that you have adrenal imbalances, chances are your stress hormones are not “shutting off” correctly, which could happen for a variety of reasons.

Balancing your adrenals takes more than just dealing with those glands separately.

There is a complex  brain – adrenal feedback loop, that typically gets “off kilter”… called the HPA axis which also involves glands in your brain.

As part of a stress recovery program, we devise a full body balancing protocol that not only supports your adrenals but also brings balance back to other areas that may be causing havoc with your adrenals – including diet, gut health, lifestyle and stress factors, sleep habits and more.

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with adrenal dysfunction and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Wichita Health and Hormone Clinic today so we can see if you may be at risk and what your options are.

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Perhaps you have questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision to become a patient. We are happy to answer any questions you have to determine if Wichita Health and Hormone Clinic is right for you.

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