Enormous stressors and pressures in our daily lives can lead to Adrenal Fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is an overstimulation of the adrenal glands (or “adrenals”) by chronic stress over time.
This could lead to an inconsistent level of cortisol (the stress hormone) in the bloodstream, sometimes far more than normal and at other times, far too low. In addition to this overload or improper cortisol level, people with adrenal fatigue often don’t have enough DHEA, the parent hormone responsible for the creation of many necessary hormones in the body.
Potential causes of adrenal fatigue include stressful experiences like death of a loved one, divorce or surgery, prolonged stress, negative thinking and emotional trauma, lack of sleep, poor diet, pain, and food sensitivities.
Individuals with adrenal fatigue may experience multiple symptoms such as chronic fatigue, brain fog, hair loss, depression, sleep disturbances, weight gain, and moodiness/irritability.
Symptomatic assessment and diagnostic testing are used to identify these hormonal imbalances, and BHRT may help to alleviate some of the symptoms that occur due to adrenal insufficiency.