My Adrenals Are Stressing Me Out!
Are you feeling stressed out from work, school, and sports where you just can’t function?L Or hanging out at bars & nightclubs, while smoking and drinking, telling yourself that your problems will eventually wither away. What if you had to do a presentation project for your job, and you weren’t fully prepared? Maybe, because of the amount of stress that your boss is impatiently and expecting you to complete! The reasons why you feel this way? It’s because your Adrenal glands are stressed out!
The adrenal glands are our stress glands. We must have strong adrenal function in order to handle the stress of life. In fact, life is literally impossible without the adrenals. With adrenal insufficiency, life’s emergencies become overwhelming where we are unable to respond effectively to life’s challenges. Each cell must be able to produce the energy of life. Chronic fatigue is an inability to regularly produce adequate energy within the body. When the adrenal glands are weaken from receiving energy, what happens is, that the energy production within the cells. Become disrupted do to the lack of oxygen that pulls within the glands.
When we have pushed ourselves to the limit of our capabilities, our energy collapses and we can no longer cope with life as we once did. External stress such as: overworking, mental & emotional strain, and infectious conditions. Can become overcoming to the chronic fatigue. Internal weaknesses and imbalances have been developing within our cells for many years; which have been creating a constant source of stress that drains and weakens the adrenal glands.
THE ADRENAL STRESS TESTING
Naturopathic physicians have discovered mathematic testing tools to see how far along the symptom can reach within our adrenal glands. Adrenal testing is a measure of an individual’s response to stress. It is also, an important tool for pointing out adrenal -imbalances, which could be an impact to our health. They also serve as modulators of thyroid function to help the body manage stress when there are levels of dehydoepiandosterone (DHEA), which is a metabolic intermediate in the pathway for synthesis of testosterone, estrogen, and estradiol in the adrenal glands, ovaries, and testes. That can be damaging to the brain and other tissue… It can also, affect the cortisol change, which signifies variations in adrenal function that can impact an individual’s energy levels, emotions, and even disease resistance.
Adrenal Stress Profiles from Metametrix use a non-invasive salivary procedure to monitor the activity of the adrenal cortex and its ability to react to stress. The procedure monitors the circadian variation of cortisol and DHEA-S levels, which indicates a physical stress or mental conditions. It also, impacts the immune responses, such as secretory IgA (sIgA) ~protects the gut from pathogenic material, during a high stress situation. ~ And antigliadin antibody (AGA) ~is a protein component found in wheat, when the adrenal stress profile indicates an inappropriate hormonal stress response.
For further information, regarding testing and treatments for adrenal stress please contactNatural Medical Solutions at (770) 674-6311 and make an appointment to consult Dr. Gail Ravello N.D. M.H. To further assist you in finding the root cause of your health issues.