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If you are experiencing extreme tiredness and unexplained weight loss or find it difficult to fall asleep and wake up in the morning, you could be suffering from adrenal fatigue. You should call Dr. Edward Jacobson at his Connecticut office to see if you qualify for Massachusetts adrenal fatigue treatment. An experienced doctor could help you understand the benefits of treatment.

What Is Adrenal Fatigue?

There are several conditions which could impact the adrenal glands and cause adverse symptoms like nervousness, chronic fatigue, body aches, digestive issues, and sleep irregularity. The adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones imperative to certain body functions.

The adrenal glands are located at the top of both kidneys. The outer portion of the gland is called the adrenal cortex and produces cortisol, aldosterone, and androgenic hormones, while the inner part produces adrenaline and norepinephrine. These hormones are responsible for regulating many essential functions, including:

  • Blood pressure
  • Water and salt balance
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Inflammation
  • Metabolism
  • Stress-induced fight-or-flight mode
  • Pregnancy

Adrenal glands can also help indicate the beginning of sexual maturation and manage its progress through puberty.

Adrenal insufficiency, also known as Addison’s disease, refers to insufficient production of one or more of these specific adrenal hormones due to an underlying health condition. Fatigue could be a mild form of adrenal insufficiency brought on by chronic stress to the body and overworked glands.

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and Reaching a Diagnosis

There are many signs and symptoms that could indicate adrenal fatigue. For example, the following conditions could be the result of overworked glands:

  • Chronic tiredness
  • Salt and sugar cravings
  • Difficulty falling asleep and waking up
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Digestive issues
  • Reliance on caffeine or other stimulants for regular function

Dr. Jacobson could recommend numerous approaches for reaching a diagnosis and subsequently administer adrenal fatigue treatment to qualifying Massachusetts patients. He may order blood, urine, or saliva samples to measure an individual’s cortisol, thyroid stimulating hormone, Free T3, and Free T4 levels.

Depending on a patient’s symptoms, a physician may order a test their blood to measure adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels, which is produced by the pituitary gland and is responsible for maintaining cortisol levels.

The hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is also released by the adrenal glands. A DHEA-sulfate test could indicate a DHEA deficiency, which often correlates with a low sex drive and poor mood.

Treatment

When a Massachusetts patient begins treatment for adrenal fatigue, Dr. Jacobson would first recommend that they cease their consumption or intake of caffeine, alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes. He can advise an individualized regimen of dietary changes, vitamins, and supplementation to mitigate any disorders or health problems causing a patient’s imbalance.

When someone is dealing with symptoms of adrenal fatigue which are severe enough to impact their daily life, a qualified medical professional could help them pinpoint the cause and come up with a personalized plan to address and remedy them.

Ask a Physician about Massachusetts Adrenal Fatigue Treatment

If you have symptoms of adrenal fatigue, you should not ignore these signs, as they could indicate a more serious underlying adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid condition. Find out more about Massachusetts adrenal fatigue treatment by calling our Connecticut office today.