Southwest functional medicine uses a unique blend of functional medicine*, nutritional wellness, and diagnostic testing to provide a personalized plan designed to relieve patients of adrenal fatigue symptoms and disorders to improve their overall quality of life.Â
How Stress Impacts the Adrenal Glands
The body handles stress by releasing a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands that sit on top of the kidneys. Cortisol is responsible for handling times of stress in the body as well as some sex hormones.Â
When constant stress is prevalent in your life, the adrenal glands become overworked. This leads to the adrenal glands becoming fatigued, resulting in lack of cortisol production and stress taking over the body.Â Many individuals who suffer from some degree of adrenal fatigue experience:Â
- Brain fogÂ
Although stress is the main factor in adrenal fatigue, other factors impact the adrenal glands as well. Adrenal fatigue can also be caused by lack of sleep due to a disruption in the body’s cortisol pattern, diet, and exposure to chemicals.
How Southwest Functional Medicine Can Help You
Southwest Functional Medicine provides one on one appointments with a physician, takes a detailed history into consideration, and runs diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what is causing your adrenal fatigue. Symptoms can be related to physical, emotional, or environmental triggers. We will work with you to develop a personalized plan unique to you to relieve the cause of your adrenal fatigue.Â
Functional Medicine* and Integrative Wellness requires doctors to engage in further education outside of their core training and within their scope of practice.Â
*Additional Education: M.S.A.C.P – Licensed in Texas & New Mexico. Scope of Practice Governed and Determined by State License & State Board Rules & Regulations.