Stress’D a bit? How do you know if you have Adrenal Fatigue?

Dr. Amanda Hoffman, ND

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How are you doing so far this Spring? Taking your Vitamin D still?? Good idea!  Sick alot this year? Or just bad sleep with stress and extreme fatigue? 

You may be suffering from:

Adrenal Fatigue……

I’m currently in stage 2 of adrenal fatigue which is when sleep isn’t as good and energy in am is very low. My cortisol in am isn’t smoothe and it’s spurting peaks at night on me! This is when we need to reset the brain too!

Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?

  • Tendency to gain weight and unable to loose it, especially around the waist.
  • Tendency to tremble when under pressure.
  • Reduced sex drive.
  • Lightheaded when rising from a horizontal position.
  • Unable to remember things.
  • Need coffee or stimulants to get going in the morning.
  • Cravings for salty, fatty, and high protien food such as meat and cheese.
  • Increased symptoms of PMS.
  • Pain in the upper back or neck with no apparent reason.
  • Feels better when stress is relieved, such as on vacation.
  • Difficulties in getting up in the morning.
  • Lightheaded


Other signs and symptoms can include:

  • Mild depression
  • lethargy and lack of energy
  • Decreased ability to handle stress
  • Low body temperature
  • Unexplained hair loss
  • Alternating constipation and diarrhea
  • Feeling Wired TIred?
  • Hypothyroid
  • Allergies???

If you suffer from a combination of these ailments, the problem could be Adrenal Fatigue.

Adrenal Fatigue has a broad spectrum of non-specific, yet often debilitating symptoms.  The real truth is that the relationship between stress and Adrenal Fatigue is not a mystery. Our body has a built-in mechanism to deal with it.

How do we deal with Stress? With The adrenal glands!

Being able to handle stress is a key to survival, and the control center in our bodies is the adrenal glands. Adrenal Fatigue was seldom diagnosed as a sickness for the past 50 years. Instead, Adrenal Fatigue was considered a condition whereby no treatment was available other than telling the person to “relax” and/or prescribing anti-depressants. This often makes the condition worse as the root cause is left unresolved.

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Adrenal Fatigue is largely caused by stress along with a host of other factors. These signs and symptoms are often the end result of acute, severe, or excessive stress and the inability of the body to reduce such stress. Stress, once a catch-all term used by physicians to explain non-specific symptoms and undetectable by conventional blood tests, is not a mystery to the body at all. When the body is under the siege of stress, the above symptoms take flight, sometimes chronically.

 If you have ruled out other organic pathologies, and are YOU sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, the time is now to consider Adrenal Fatigue as a possible cause. Make plans to see Dr. Amanda Hoffman or Dr. Maeshowe Pierce for a formal diagnosis, labwork, and get going with a holistic treatment plan today!

Resolve to feel better, get stronger, and regain your energy and vitality for your Summer 2019!

Call Calypso Natural Clinic at 503-472-5500 to schedule your appointment.

Consultations available just bring in your recent labs and Medications! 20min for $90

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