Adrenal fatigue is an under-acknowledged cause of many common symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue, and chronic pain. Jill Taylor, DO, of Taylor Family Practice in Humble, Texas, understands the complex interaction of the body’s hormones and specializes in treating patients with hormone disorders like adrenal fatigue. Make an appointment with Dr. Taylor by calling the clinic today or booking online.
Adrenal fatigue is a condition caused by an imbalance in the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. There are two walnut-sized adrenal glands, one positioned on top of each kidney. They produce hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, that play an essential role in the body’s responses to stress and its management.
You may be familiar with the “fight or flight" response to stressful situations, where the adrenal glands release adrenaline into the bloodstream when signaled by the brain that you are in a potentially dangerous position. The release of adrenaline prepares your body to either run away from the threat or defend yourself against it by increasing your strength, speed, endurance, and alertness.
Many people physically and emotionally feel the effects of stress in their lives, and the constant release of adrenal hormones can become a chronic problem when stress becomes constant. The demands on your adrenal glands may be excessive if you’re under constant stress, which exhausts the adrenal glands and leads to adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue can cause a range of symptoms, including:
In addition to these symptoms of adrenal fatigue, if the adrenal gland is under stress and unable to produce the optimum amount of cortisol, then the thyroid gland and the sex organs become stressed as well. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland, ovaries or testicles, and adrenal glands work together in synergy, and problems with one of these glands can affect the body’s entire hormonal balance.
Dr. Taylor provides a complete range of effective natural treatments to restore adrenal gland function and rebalance hormone production. Natural bioidentical hormone therapy restores the balance of hormones and relieves the pressure on the adrenal glands, giving them a chance to recover from the effects of excessive stress. Dr. Taylor also offers advice and guidance on:
If you’ve been struggling with any of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue, make an appointment to see Dr. Taylor and find the answers to your health problems. Call Taylor Family Practice today or book an appointment online.