What is Adrenal Fatigue and How is it Diagnosed?
Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms related to suboptimal adrenal gland function. Adrenal fatigue is often identified by a healthcare practitioner through a detailed history, physical exam, and laboratory testing that looks at hormones produced by the adrenal gland as well as other markers related to adrenal function.
Adrenal fatigue is often described as only an endocrine disorder; therefore many treatment regimes focus only on the adrenal gland itself. This approach may be helpful to some, but it overlooks other potential causes of adrenal fatigue. NeuroScience, Inc. offers the testing and clinical solutions to expand your healthcare providers' view of this condition leading to a more comprehensive approach to treatment.
Adrenal Fatigue Testing and Evaluation
Laboratory evaluation of adrenal fatigue often only looks at the hormones produced by the adrenal gland (cortisol and DHEA) and some functional markers that are affected by a decrease in adrenal activity but not exclusively related to adrenal fatigue (e.g. secretory IgA, glucose, and insulin levels). Adrenal fatigue can only be properly evaluated if all major adrenal products and related biochemical markers are tested.
When a healthcare provider expands their evaluation of the adrenal gland to include all available markers, they can address adrenal fatigue on multiple levels to improve therapeutic outcomes. NeuroScience, Inc. offers the unique testing and solutions to address not only glandular insufficiencies, but also neurologic and regulatory issues affecting the adrenal gland.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
- Trouble getting up in the morning
- Dependence on caffeine
- Weight gain
- Poor immune function