• Cortisol

     

    cortisolWhat is Adrenal Fatigue?

    Cortisol is the main adrenal hormone secreted by the Adrenal glands. Cortisol regulates the body’s response to stress. When stress becomes excessive and is not well managed, the adrenal glands cannot do their job effectively. If stress remains too high, the adrenals are forced to produce cortisol continuously. Over time, these elevated cortisol levels lead to fat accumulation, blood sugar problems, fatigue, bone loss and immune system impairment. After a prolonged period of time, the adrenals can no longer keep up with demand and total cortisol output plummets, leading to adrenal fatigue and then ultimately to exhaustion. When cortisol levels are too low, as in the case of adrenal fatigue or exhaustion, all other hormones in the body do not work well, including the active thyroid hormone. Hormones released during stress have a domino effect on all the other hormones, causing premature aging of tissues arid total body burnout.

    When the adrenals are chronically overworked and straining to maintain high cortisol levels, they produce DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) in lower amounts. DHEA, which is developed from progesterone, is necessary to moderate the balance of hormones in your body. Insufficient DHEA contributes to fatigue, loss of strength and muscle mass, depression, aching joints, decreased sex-drive, and impaired immune function.

    Symptoms cortisol imbalance and Adrenal Fatigue

    • Hypoglycemia
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle aches
    • Low blood sugar
    • Sugar or salt craving
    • Shakiness relieved with eating
    • Moodiness
    • Food sensitivities
    • Allergies
    • Recurrent infections
    • Dizzy when standing
    • Low blood pressure
    • Decreased ability to handle stress
    • Decreased cognitive ability (brain fog)
    • Swollen ankles
    • Muscular weakness
    • Low Energy (wiped out with exercise)

    Benefits of cortisol hormone balancing

    • Converts proteins into energy by increasing amino acids in the bloodstream
    • Stimulates the liver to convert amino acids to glucose as needed for energy
    • Vital for immune functioning and helps mobilize against inflammation
    • Fights bacterial and viral infections
    • Helps regulate blood pressure
    • Improves the integrity of blood vessels
    • Aids in stress reactions

    Eliminating Adrenal Fatigue

    Bio-identical hormone therapy balances your hormones, including the hormones released during stress, with customized prescriptions that fit your body chemistry and what your body needs. This, combined with an individualized nutrition, supplement and fitness program, maintains normal hormone levels (which in woman, can effectively eliminate the symptoms associated with menopause and perimenopause). In addition, getting eight hours of sleep every night is essential to give the adrenals an opportunity to repair overnight.

    Adrenal Fatigue dietary supplements

    The dietary supplements that Rejuvenate Doctor offers to treat adrenal fatigue as part of your nutrition plan ensures that your body will have a healthy ratio of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. This healthy ratio works in symphony with the bio-identical hormone therapy to provide relief from adrenal fatigue symptoms and to help ensure that symptoms do not return. The vitamins and minerals personalized by your Rejuvenate Doctor, aid your adrenal glands in handling stress. This program of hormonal balance and proper nutrition, serve to greatly reduce stress and adrenal fatigue.

    Cortisol hormone balancing is easy

    At Rejuvenate Doctor cortisol hormone imbalance is detected by medical testing. Medical testing evaluates all major hormones (sex hormones, adrenal hormones and thyroid hormones) to determine which are out of optimal range. All hormones in the body work in synergy, if only a few hormones are replaced, the imbalance of other hormones may actually worsen. Rejuvenate Doctor integrates bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with proper fitness and nutrition for patients suffering from hormone imbalances. As your hormones, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle improve you will start to feel like your old self again with improved energy levels, increased sexual desire and an overall zest for life!

     

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