Your adrenal glands play a central role in your endocrine system when it comes to regulating and reacting to your body’s stress levels. When they are functioning properly, you are able to effectively accommodate and react to the day-to-day stresses that you encounter.
However, if your adrenal glands are not functioning properly, it can negatively impact your entire body. Without proper regulation from your endocrine system, you may feel more prone to mood swings when stress levels mount.
Craving salty or sweet foods is not uncommon, as is a decreased ability to cope with stressful situations. Additionally, adrenal dysfunction can result in decreased energy, low libido, increased PMS/menopausal symptoms, constipation, a weakened immune system, and not feeling fully rested after a night of sleep.
Many physicians will overlook the adrenal glands and monitoring cortisol levels in favor of other diagnoses. However, at Bluegrass Functional Medicine, our physicians 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 your symptoms are due to adrenal gland dysfunction.
If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with adrenal dysfunction and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Bluegrass Functional Medicine today.
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