Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common hormonal abnormalities in our society. The day to day stress from work, family and society, added to the changes that we and nature inflict on our bodies causes the overproduction and eventual depletion of cortisol, an adrenal hormone. The overuse and consequential lack of adequate cortisol production leads to adrenal fatigue.
Menopause and post-menopause is responsible for prolonged physical and emotional stress on the female body and plays a significant role in adrenal fatigue. Additionally, hormonal imbalances during this time further tax the adrenal glands.
A few of the common signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue include restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, depression, fatigue, a weak immune system, irritability, temperature intolerance and a craving for sweet and spicy foods.
Hormonal imbalance and a healthy lifestyle including, good nutrition, rest and adequate exercise can bring stability and vitality to the body and mind. The use of bioidentical hormones can help balance your body in times of stress and overcome adrenal fatigue.