Adrenal Fatigue & Adrenal Stress Program
What Are Your Adrenal Glands?
The adrenal glands are walnut sized glands that sit on top of each kidney and are responsible for making some very important hormones. Their purpose is to help your body cope with stress and to survive. It is their job to enable your body to cope with stress from every possible source, ranging from injury and disease to work and relationship problems. Your resiliency, energy, endurance and your very life all depend on the proper functioning of your adrenal glands.
Cortisol, the main stress hormone, helps regulate your immune system, blood sugar, metabolism and bodily inflammation. When we experience chronic prolonged stress, the adrenal glands will continue to make cortisol at the expense of the other hormones it makes such as DHEA, Progesterone, Estrogen, Testosterone etc. We find that women going through the stress of menopause along with other life stressors, makes cortisol at the expense of the sex hormones, causing symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, insomnia and more! During younger years, a woman's ovaries produce her sex hormones. However, as a woman begins to go through menopause and her ovaries slow down their sex hormone production, the adrenal glands take over this responsibility. So-if you are stressed out, you will make stress hormones at the expense of sex hormones!!
Symptoms of Abnormal Adrenal Function:
•Fatigue/lack of energy
•Insomnia and sleep disturbances
•Sex hormone imbalances
•Low sex drive
•Sugar and salt cravings
•Immune system problems
•Chronic joint pain
•Low body temperature
Our Customized Adrenal Treatment Program:
Adrenal fatigue and adrenal stress should be treated for up to six months utilizing specific vitamins, minerals, adaptagenic herbs and hormone precursors if necessary. Our customized program includes:
•Adrenal Health Consultation
•Adrenal Stress Index Saliva Test
•4 Cortisol samples- to evaluate your response to stress
•2 Insulin tests- to investigate blood sugar control
•DHEA to determine your body's adaptation to stress
•Secretory IgA to evaluate your immune systems response to stress
•17-OH Progsterone to determine your adrenal reserves
•Food Intolerance Testing to Egg, Soy and Dairy which if found to be positive, can lead to an adrenal stress response.
Customized supplementation protocols to help rebuild your adrenal glands and protect them from the onset of daily stressors.
For more information about your adrenal glands, read Dr. Beck's Article on Menopause and Stress on this site!
Now that you are ready to treat your adrenal symptoms NATURALLY, contact Womens BestHealth at 954.782.4855 to get started!
Women's BestHealth is a functional medicine and nutritional health center specializing in women's health issues and wellness. Dr. Marianne Beck, founder and director, provides natural treatment for menopause, perimenopause, adrenal fatigue/stress, thyroid problems, Hashimoto's, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal problems and autoimmune disease. We offer our services locally in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Serving: South Florida (South Fl), Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Sunrise, Oakland park, Pompano Beach, Deerfield, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Miramar, Coral Springs, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Tamarac, Coconut Creek, Weston, Hollywood, Plantation, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens. Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Marianne Beck, D.C., Functional Medicine Practitioner and Director, Women's BestHealth