Stressed? Could You Have Adrenal Fatigue?
Fatigue is extremely common today, especially among women. It is often assumed that the tired patient is depressed because blood tests are in the normal range.
Despite normal tests, they still experience anxiety, fatigue, and even insomnia. But with exercise, reducing caffeine, increasing caffeine, vitamins, new beds and pillows, vacations, counseling and more — and they still feel tired.
In my clinic, I have found that these patients have subclinical adrenal fatigue. They may be living a stressful lifestyle or have experienced a series of losses that have overburdened their ability to cope. They may be parents who do not get enough sleep. It may be someone with financial problems. They may be geriatric patients facing some life challenges. Most do not eat an organic, vegetable-filled diet with additional supplements to counteract pollution and dietary deficiencies.
As a result, their adrenal glands overwork and eventually become sluggish, and they can no longer cope physically with their daily lives. It is important to treat the adrenals and help them regain their energy.
We do this through highly specific supplements that nourish the adrenals and help them to heal. We also help the patient to get better sleep, whether this means investing in a new bed or simply taking supplements that improve sleep. We help them find a way to get to sleep and stay asleep without medication.
It’s important to consider lifestyle and general nutrition. This includes eliminating caffeine because caffeine over-stimulates the adrenals. Reducing or, better yet, forgoing the consumption of alcohol, smoking, and other high-risk behaviors are extremely helpful. After removing these toxins, we recommend adding foods to their diet that support good general health so their body will function at its optimum.
Beginning some mild exercise, such as daily walks, leads to relaxation and a reduction in muscular tension. Other soothing activities such as massage, hobbies, and increased social time with family and friends is encouraged.
Could you have adrenal fatigue? Give us a call and make an appointment so we can discuss your particular issue and how we can help.
What makes Dr. Charlene Thorburn so different from other Chiropractors? In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is also a Registered Nurse (RN). Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.