Stress is a major burden on the body that is increasingly being recognized as a root cause of many types of cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases. Even worse, stress causes a decline in immune function and makes individuals more susceptible to infections of all types. Chronic stress wears out the stress response mechanisms, including the adrenal glands. Adrenal fatigue treatment can help by reducing the effects of stress and making the body more adaptable to future stress.
Whether it is emotional or physical, a little stress is considered to be a good thing. Chronic stress, however, creates wear and tear on the adrenals and other response mechanisms in the body. Production of cortisol and adrenaline by the adrenal glands is supposed to trigger a corresponding production of anti-inflammatory hormones once the stress has passed. With chronic stress, production of anti-inflammatory hormones does not happen, and the body is unable to relax and repair the damage.
Necessity of Adrenal Fatigue Treatment: Use of stimulants has become a standard, daily ritual for most people. Caffeine, nicotine and sugar all provide a brief stress for the body, but long-term use of stimulants both increases tolerance and produces fatigue. The key to overcoming this fatigue, and the many symptoms associated with it, is adrenal fatigue treatment.
Types of Adrenal Fatigue Treatment: The first step toward restoring optimum adrenal function is to reduce the use of stimulants. This is difficult for most people, but the simultaneous use of adrenal fatigue treatment will prevent that run-down feeling from missing a morning cup of coffee. Adrenal support is generally handled in two ways. Compounds in herbal supplements can promote balance in adrenal function, and micro-nutrients can provide the building blocks for restoring adrenal health.
Some herbs have been proven to support healthy adrenals, including licorice, Chinese yam, and adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha and Panax Ginseng. The compounds in these herbs are shown to improve stress response. Extracts of the adrenal cortex have also been shown to alleviate problems with both hyperactive and sluggish adrenals. Protecting the adrenal glands is an important part of maintaining health.
To learn more about caring for your adrenal system and reducing adrenal fatigue, give us a call. We provide free nutritional counseling, as well as information about how you can take better care of your body.