Adrenal fatigue is a term applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms; such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems. but is not a medical diagnosis.
Your adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones, particularly hormones your body uses to respond to stress.
Adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) refers to inadequate production of one or more of these hormones as a result of an underlying disease.
Adrenal fatigue is a mild form of adrenal insufficiency caused by chronic stress; in which your adrenal glands are unable to keep pace with the demands of your stress load.
How Naturopathy can help?
Identify and address underlying factors in your lifestyle (e.g., stress, sedentary lifestyle, poor sleep, generally unhealthy lifestyle) or general health (e.g., anxiety) that may be contributing to development of adrenal fatigue.
Confirm low adrenal gland function using laboratory testing.
Support adrenal gland function using herbal medicines.
Address symptoms of adrenal fatigue (e.g., depression).
“Calm” the nervous system and prevent recurrence using herbal medicines and relaxation (meditation) training.