If you’re experiencing digestive issues, body aches, and fatigue, you might have adrenal fatigue. This is a condition where there’s an imbalance in your endocrine system. Conventional medicine only identifies the endocrine system as either normal or failing, but Frankl Clinic observes and treats the gray areas to help you manage your symptoms with personalized hormone replacement therapy.
Adrenal Disorders: Cushing’s Syndrome & Addison’s Disease
Cushing’s syndrome and Addison’s disease are two adrenal disorders that result from issues with the endocrine system. Cushing’s syndrome occurs when there is excessive production of cortisol. Its symptoms include weight gain, high blood pressure, and acne. In contrast, Addison’s disease occurs when there is a deficiency in cortisol production. Its symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, and low blood pressure. Both diseases are diagnosed through blood tests and treated with hormone replacement therapy through oral medication or injection.
Adrenal Fatigue: The States Of Gray In Between
Adrenal fatigue describes the gray areas between a healthy endocrine system and adrenal disorders. Your adrenal glands produce hormones, including cortisol, which regulates your immune system and your body’s stress response. In times of chronic stress, the supply of cortisol fluctuates dramatically, affecting the levels of other hormones, such as progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). This can lead to fatigue, body aches, digestive problems, and other symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
Benefits Of DHEA Replacement Therapy:
- Increased energy levels
- Reduced fatigue and lethargy
- Improved mood and mental clarity
- Better sleep quality
- Increased sex drive and libido
- Reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Reduced inflammation and pain
- Increased muscle mass and bone density
- Improved insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
- Improved immune function and lower risk of infections
- Improved skin health and appearance
The Link Between DHEA & Adrenal Fatigue
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone mainly produced by the adrenal glands, located on top of our kidneys, as well as the brain, skin, and fat tissues. It is made from cholesterol and is converted by the body into both estrogen and testosterone. DHEA also acts as a neuro-steroid that enhances excitability in neurons in the brain and spinal cord.
DHEA levels in the body are highest around the age of 20 and begin to decline naturally over the next several decades of life. DHEA levels can decrease to 20% or less of the peak value. Low DHEA levels are linked to depression, sexual problems, and adrenal fatigue. DHEA replacement therapy can restore optimal DHEA levels and improve your symptoms.
Personalized Adrenal Fatigue Treatment in Lubbock
Frankl Clinic in Lubbock offers personalized hormone replacement therapy for various conditions, including adrenal fatigue. Our hands-on approach to patient care ensures you receive the most effective and tailored treatment possible. Our medical provider has extensive experience in hormone replacement therapy and is committed to providing the highest level of care to each patient. Please schedule a consultation to learn more about our specialized treatments and address the root cause of adrenal fatigue.