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What Are the Adrenal Glands?

Mederi Health frequently sees patients with health problems relating to their adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are small, star-shaped endocrine glands that sit on top of the kidneys. These glands produce a wide range of hormones but are better known for their role in the management of stress and steroid hormone production. The adrenal glands are divided into three zones, or layers. These different layers have multiple physiological responsibilities, such as blood sugar management, stress and anxiety responses, blood pressure regulation, energy management, sex hormone production, and immune responses.

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Could I Be Experiencing Adrenal Gland Dysfunction?

When adrenal glands fail to properly function, you can suffer from a condition known as adrenal fatigue, or adrenal insufficiency. Adrenal fatigue is the body’s response to long-term stress or illness and can leave your glands unable to meet your body’s hormone needs.

Some of the symptoms you may experience include:

  • General lack of energy, especially in the morning or late afternoon
  • Exhaustion, even with simple daily tasks
  • A decrease in your ability to handle stress or emotional resiliency
  • Craving sugar and /or salt
  • Increased abdominal fat that you cannot lose from diet and /or exercise changes
  • Reduction of symptoms after eating
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Waking up tired after 6 or more hours of sleep

Mederi Health Provides the Thorough Evaluation You’ve Been Looking For

It is very important to have your health status and physiology properly evaluated, as adrenal fatigue symptoms can mimic a variety of other health conditions and also present alongside additional health issues. These issues and symptoms can range from abdominal weight gain, diabetes or a pre-diabetic state, hypoglycemia, anemia, gastrointestinal dysfunction, salt cravings, and hormone imbalances. Testing and extensive evaluation are necessary to provide the most accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for you.

Our Westminster alternative medicine clinic has successfully served patients with adrenal problems for years, helping people all over the Denver metro area and beyond regain the energy and quality of life that they deserve. So if you are looking for adrenal treatment near Denver, CO, the practitioners at Mederi Health are experts in adrenal problems and adrenal health. Call us today at 303-993-2323 to schedule a consultation with one of our team members at our Westminster, Colorado clinic.

Mederi Health Is Your Westminster, CO Resource for Full Body Wellness