Adrenal Fatigue

Are you almost always feeling stressed? Carrying around an overload of stress can be bad for your adrenal glands. Adrenal fatigue is the result of chronic stress over your lifetime--when years of stress catch up with you. And, with life sometimes feeling like a rat race, our adrenal glands are just trying to keep up with managing our stress load. Adrenal gland dysfunction is not uncommon, and luckily, it is also treatable. 

Adrenal fatigue doesn’t just impact women-- it also impacts men. Adrenal fatigue in men occurs when a man’s stress levels remain elevated for a prolonged period of time. Prolonged, elevated stress can result in abnormal cortisol levels and, in turn, affect all the other hormones in the body, producing a chain-like reaction. 

While your body attempts to maintain this abnormal cortisol production, a hormone known as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is negatively impacted by these cortisol levels. Men experiencing both high and low cortisol levels, and the resulting DHEA fluctuations, may exhibit similar symptoms. That’s why a properly-administered testing process, performed by an experienced medical professional, is crucial in diagnosing adrenal fatigue. 

Common Symptoms

There are many seemingly unrelated symptoms of adrenal gland dysfunction. Below are some of the most common in men with adrenal fatigue: 

  • Fatigue
  • Needing to push “extra hard” to get through the day
  • Feeling “wound up” or high-strung
  • Depression
  • Sensation of running on adrenaline all the time
  • Lack of focus
  • A tendency to feel cold 
  • New allergies 
  • Diminished sex drive
  • Aching joints 
  • Difficulty falling asleep 
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength 

Men and women can experience similar symptoms, such as troubling sleep patterns, feeling like they “hit a wall” during the day, and constantly feeling like they are running low on energy. 

Adrenal fatigue in men is quite distinct in that abnormal cortisol levels cause their testosterone levels to drop. As a result, adrenal fatigue in men can be commonly mistaken as just low testosterone levels because of symptoms like low sex drive, fatigue, and a loss of muscle mass. 

We use saliva testing to diagnose adrenal fatigue, and we look at your hormone levels as a whole to develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. 

Personalized Treatment

We have over a decade of experience in treating adrenal fatigue in men, and we can custom tailor a treatment plan that fits your needs. We can help you take back your life, helping you rediscover the natural energy your body needs to take on the day. If you feel like you need to push extra hard just to get through the day, or feel as if a lifetime of stress is swallowing you whole, then Abundant Life Health Care can help you. 

While many healthcare providers will treat patients with a one-size-fits-all approach, we take into consideration your unique needs when it comes to your treatment plan. At Abundant Life Health Care, we work with you to see what fits you best. 

We have provided highly-individualized adrenal fatigue care for men in Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, and beyond for more than 10 years. We treat you as the unique individual you are, with a personalized treatment plan. When you choose us for your healthcare needs, you are a person before you are a patient. Our adrenal fatigue care helps you find what works best for you. 

How Abundant Life Health Care Helps

By using saliva testing, we can look at your adrenal gland function. We take the time to differentiate between low and high cortisol levels and testosterone levels, and we work towards finding your optimal hormone levels through treatment. Abundant Life Health Care can help you accomplish adrenal recovery by using bio-identical hormones when appropriate, nutrition, and strategic lifestyle changes (such as avoiding hydrogenated fats and excessive caffeine) to help you better manage the day-to-day stress of life. 

At Abundant Life Health Care, we focus on getting you feeling better and getting you back to where you were before adrenal fatigue took over. At each step of your treatment, we will be there for you, while also finding how we can optimize your hormone levels. 

Using our expertise, we can help you begin on your journey to true adrenal recovery with your very first visit. Our approach does not mask your symptoms, but puts you on the path to a level of health and wellness that you can sustain throughout the rest of your life

At Abundant Life Health Care, we want to help you discover your optimal energy and wellness. Call us today at 208-433-9188 or request an appointment to start your journey today.


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