ADRENAL DYSFUNCTION in Meridian ID

Functional Medicine Meridian ID Adrenal Dysfunction

Adrenal fatigue in Meridian ID is a relatively new term, not yet termed as an official medical diagnosis, but manifests as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, and sleep disturbances. The adrenals, a set of important glands that rest on top of your kidneys, are in charge of regulate important stress hormones like cortisol, responsible for the “fight of flight” response and other stress hormones like epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline).


What is ADRENAL DYSFUNCTION in Meridian ID?

When your stress response is not balanced, the ability to turn these hormones “on and off” can wreak havoc with your energy levels.

Due to illness, prolonged low-grade stress, head injuries and other factors, your adrenal glands may be overworked, causing feelings of intense fatigue and exhaustion even after a full night’s sleep.

Without proper regulation from your endocrine system, you may feel unable to cope with normal everyday stress or even handle the normal activities of life.

Craving salty or sweet foods is not uncommon, as a way to refuel fast, since the body is searching to upgrade energy any way it can. Additionally, adrenal dysfunction can result in more than just decreased energy, it can also cause low libido, weight gain, increased PMS/menopausal symptoms, constipation, and a weakened immune system.

Many physicians will overlook the adrenal glands and monitoring cortisol levels in favor of other diagnoses. However, at Functional Medicine Center of Boise, our practitioners are expertly-trained to notice signs of adrenal fatigue and will immediately send you for an Adrenal Stress Index. This test will monitor your cortisol levels over a 24-hour period and help identify if the symptoms you’re suffering from are due to compromised adrenal gland function. If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with adrenal dysfunction and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Functional Medicine Center of Boise today!

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Functional Medicine Center of Boise

1678 S Woodsage Ave Ste 100
Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 550-2380