Recovering From Adrenal Fatigue: How We Can Help
Adrenal fatigue. Is it real or imagined? Go ahead and google adrenal fatigue and you’ll find a plethora of articles from trusted sources that tell you it simply is not a real thing. There’s no scientific evidence.
But what most medical science does agree on, is something called Adrenal Insufficiency. Adrenal Insufficiency is a recognized condition where your adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones for proper body balance. Adrenal Fatigue is simply a precursor to the more serious condition of Adrenal Insufficiency. So whether you want to wait to put a label on it until it is completely debilitating and shows up clearly in tests is irrelevant to us. But what is important is finding out what’s actually going on in your body and how we can treat it.
Below we outline steps for recovery from adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal Fatigue Defined
Adrenal glands sit atop your kidneys and produce a variety of hormones, including cortisol. If you suffer from chronic stress, these glands will continuously create and excrete small portions of cortisol into your blood. When this response continues for a prolonged period, it can cause low cortisol levels, leading to a condition known as adrenal fatigue.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
How do you know if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue? Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
- Change in blood pressure
- Lightheadedness, like with low blood sugar
- Night sweats
- Brain fog
- Fatigue or low energy levels
- Lack of Motivation
- Craving salty or sweet foods
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Sleep changes or Insomnia
- Severe Premenstrual Syndrome
- Low libido
What To Do If You Have Symptoms
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue can replicate other health issues, and your first step toward recovery from adrenal fatigue should be to seek the help of a medical professional. For example, these symptoms can also be found in those suffering from medical conditions like anemia, sleep apnea, autoimmune diseases, and mental health conditions. A functional medicine doctor can listen to your symptoms and run diagnostics to confirm whether you have adrenal fatigue or another condition.
Adrenal Fatigue Recovery
At Home Treatments for Adrenal Fatigue
While we don’t advocate complete recovery on your own (as both diagnosis and treatment can be a complex issue), there are plenty of things that you can do on your own to help speed along your adrenal fatigue recovery.
Below are some top-level things you can do right now to start decreasing the stress load on your adrenal glands:
- Toss out the alcohol
- Practice good sleep habits (regular sleep and wake time; plenty of sleep)
- Meditate daily
- Eliminate processed carbs and sugar
- Do light, refreshing exercise
- Eliminate toxicity (both from yourself and others)
- Find community
- Step into your purpose
- Support your body with key nutrients and supplements (talk to your doctor)
- Stop stressing!
Learn more about each of these changes in our articles, “Is It Menopause, Or Could It Just Be Adrenal Fatigue?” and “Here’s How Long It Actually Takes To Heal Adrenal Fatigue”.
Partnering with an Adrenal Fatigue Doctor
At Five Journeys, our professionals offer a variety of services that can help mend your adrenal glands. There are a wide range of tools available, from IV therapy to detox and nutritional changes. All of our treatments and suggested methods are done through a Functional Medicine lens, so we’re focused on healing the issue(s) at its root.
As you start on your recovery path, the Five Journeys team first seeks to understand not only your symptoms, but also your story. A holistic approach helps us understand the source of your adrenal fatigue so that we can address the underlying problems.
- Learning Your Story
We feel every detail is important to the overall picture of your current health. Your family health history, genetics, current lifestyle – it all matters. The more we learn, the better we can identify underlying issues.
- Biological Testing
We use cutting-edge technology and specialty lab testing to help determine both the source of issues and the path for treatment.
- Identifying the Cause
With our gathered information, we then analyze the catalysts beneath your condition. Our testing also helps us identify other imbalances in your body so that we can find a recovery treatment plan that is right for you.
- Relationship with Our Team
A supportive relationship with one of our specialists will ensure success for your recovery. We partner with you to work until the issue is healed and your body is operating at optimal capacity.
Recovery from Adrenal Fatigue: Treatments
As mentioned, we use a variety of tools and techniques to treat the whole body and help support your body’s natural recovery process. Some of the following methods are used on a consistent basis, but each patient is unique and treatment is only prescribed once we have gathered the correct data for diagnosis.
Diet and Nutrition
A good diet needs more than healthy fat and Himalayan sea salt. Five Journeys provides whole body meal plans catered to your specific health needs. We also consider food sensitivities, food allergies, gastrointestinal health, and any chronic medical conditions that may be present.
Adrenal fatigue is the result of stress; therefore, we focus on eliminating stress-related toxins. We offer medically supervised detoxification and cleansing with a detox specialist who can work with each patient individually. This process replenishes nutrients and restores health.
Supplements and Vitamins
A slight imbalance in an important nutrient can lead to a condition that then leads to another imbalance that leads to another condition. It can be a vicious cycle. We have quality, 3rd-party tested supplements to improve your body’s mineral and vitamin profile, supporting the body’s healing efforts.
Intravenous (IV) Therapy
IV treatments can ease symptoms of adrenal fatigue and other health conditions. IV Therapy can benefit in the following ways:
- Benefits Your Immune System
Our IV treatments are packed with essential vitamins and nutrients which help defend against the common cold and seasonal flu. IV therapy ensures these vitamins are absorbed directly into your bloodstream for an ultimate immune system boost.
- Increases Energy Levels
If you suffer from adrenal fatigue, you know how low your energy levels can drop. We have specific IV Treatments designed with vitamins and nutrients that boost your cortisol and energy levels, putting you on the path to a full recovery.
- Alleviates symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
More energy makes you more active, and exercise helps you feel less depressed. We have IV Treatments that also target your mental mood and help you feel happier and healthier.
- Aids Mental Function
Are you tired of feeling like you are always in a daze? Low cortisol levels cause low blood pressure, which can lead to dizziness and brain fog. Our IVs infuse your body with important vitamins and nutrients that are essential to reviving your mental function.
Five Journeys: You Belong Here
If you have concerns or don’t know where to start on your adrenal fatigue recovery, we are only a phone call away. We have helped thousands of patients relentlessly pursue their vitality. We can’t wait to help you!
For more information, contact us today!
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