Adrenal glands are responsible for producing cortisol, the hormone related to stress. Many people have experienced a condition known as adrenal fatigue. This is what happens when you have pushed either your body or your mind too hard, causing the adrenal glands to stop functioning properly. Cortisol production is thrown out of balance, which can have a variety of effects on both your physical and mental health. Here at Dr. Rogers Centers, we encourage you to learn more about adrenal fatigue and our various options for testing and intervention.
What are the Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue can be challenging to diagnose because the symptoms are largely general. Possible signs and symptoms of this condition include:
- Thinning skin
- Chemical sensitivities
- Memory problems
- Craving for sweets
- Sleep disturbance
- Difficulty concentrating
- Tendency to feel cold
What Causes Adrenal Fatigue?
Simply put, adrenal fatigue is the result of long-term stress. Your adrenal glands produce cortisol when you are stressed out. When this is a constant feeling, your adrenal glands are worked too hard and no longer produce the appropriate amounts of the hormone. This naturally leads to swings in both your level of energy and your overall mood.
Although there can be a wide variety of causes of adrenal fatigue, some of the most common ones include:
- Working too hard
- A traumatic emotional event
- Poor diet
- Too much exercise
- Too little exercise
- Lack of sleep
- Being exposed to mold
What to Do if You Have Adrenal Fatigue
Our methods of testing are used to detect the level of cortisol you are producing. Testing is important to ensure that a different medical condition is not causing your symptoms. The exact treatment for this condition depends largely on the particular cause.
Get In Touch with Us to Find Out More
Are you ready to learn more about adrenal fatigue and how it may be affecting your life? If so, we warmly welcome you to get in touch and make an appointment with Dr. Rogers Centers! At our convenient location on Redland Rd. in San Antonio, our dedicated staff of caring professionals will be happy to explain your options in full, address any questions and concerns you may have, and help you get back to a happy and healthy life. Contact us today to set up your consultation!