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
However, if your adrenal glands are not functioning properly, it can affect your entire body negatively. Without proper regulation from your endocrine system, you may feel more prone to mood swings when stress levels mount.
Craving salty or sweet foods is not uncommon, as is a decreased ability to cope with stressful situations and you may feel overwhelmed. Additionally, adrenal dysfunction can result in decreased energy, low libido, increased PMS/menopausal symptoms, constipation, a tendency to get colds, and not feeling fully rested after a night of sleep.
Many physicians will overlook the adrenal glands and monitoring cortisol levels in favor of other diagnoses. However, at Asheville Center for Healthy Living, we are trained to notice signs of adrenal fatigue and will order the appropriate testing which would include the DUTCH test. This test will monitor your cortisol levels over a 24-hour period and help identify if the symptoms you’re suffering are due to adrenal gland dysfunction. We can address the specific imbalances found in the results and custom design a protocol for you to optimize your adrenal health and help improve your resilience to stress and life’s challenges.
If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with adrenal dysfunction and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Asheville Center for Healthy Living today!
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