In our opinion, one of the most missed conditions in medicine today is the Adrenal Fatigue
Poor sleep, aches, pains, fatigue, unexplained weight gain, anxiety, depression as well as memory loss….all of these sound familiar?
Each problem to the mind and body creates a demand on the adrenal glands (your body's stress glands). Today, these problems are endless; the threat of losing your job, a demanding boss, financial pressures, lack of sleep, relationship problems, yo-yo dieting death or illness of a loved one skipping meals, dependence on stimulants such as caffeine and sugar, over-exercise, infection or illness and digestive issues. With this, the result is…. Adrenals are over producing and are constantly on high alert. Thus the over worked adrenal glands are eventually worn out consequential in this commonly missed condition….ADRENAL FATIGUE
Cortisol – Fibromyalgia Connection
Produced by the adrenals in response to physical, environmental and psychological stress is the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is essential for the action of almost every function of your body! This crucial hormone normalizes other hormones, glucose metabolism as well as the immune system. This affects the blood pressure, hear, and water excretion, the eyes, and the GI tract along with reproduction function. Additionally, Cortisol is also required to combat inflammation in the body! The anti-inflammatory effect of cortisol is quite vital to control the Fibromyalgia symptoms. If you're not produce enough cortisol (Adrenal fatigue), your body tend to be raging with inflammation leading to Fibromyalgia and a multitude of other constant health issues.
How can I make a Test for Adrenal Fatigue?
Conventional medicines examine cortisol levels by way of blood testing. This form of testing evaluates you against pathological ranges and therefore will detect only the extremes of these conditions once the damage to the adrenals has already arisen. Any cortisol level within this very broad range is recognized normal and anything outside that range signifies disease. It connotes that your doctor will tell you that you are “normal” if you don't have the Addison's disease of Cushing's syndrome.
How often have you advised your blood tests came back “normal” to wonder… and ask “why do I feel this way”.
Within those extreme conditions, you may feel depressed and still be told your cortisol levels are normal. However through taking an action to adrenal fatigue early stage symptoms, you'll be able to reverse the developing dysfunction of your own adrenal glands.
As a practice or way of medication, Irvine chiropractor and wellness doctor assess the test for adrenal malfunction before the illness starts. This is performed with salivary hormone testing and questionnaires. Adrenal profile contains four saliva samples taken throughout the course of usual day therefore the cortisol circadian rhythm can be concluded. It can help recognize the stage or level of adrenal exhaustion and provide and accurate appraisal of adrenal dysfunction for every patient. Normal test results must show cortisol elevated in the morning to help you get going, lower but stable throughout the day to maintain the energy and decline in the evening to support restful sleep. To sum up, if your energy lags throughout the day, you're likely to experience chronic pains and aches, feel emotionally unbalanced, frequently consume caffeine or carbohydrates as “pick-me-ups”, unable to lose weight even while having a diet and exercise, suffer from sleepless nights or less than seven hours at night – then I am really counseling you to get your adrenals tested. Probably you have some level of adrenal dysfunction.