If you are constantly feeling run down, tired, and have difficulty getting out of bed relying heavily on coffee and other energy enhancing supplements to get you through the day you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue (also known as adrenal dysfunction). Characterized by low energy, high stress, irritability, and chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue is one of the most widespread and commonly misdiagnosed conditions that affects at least 2/3rds of the population today.
Although men do not experience an abrupt hormonal change like menopause, they too suffer from a decrease in their hormone levels known as andropause. A combination of adrenal fatigue and andropause can be devastating in many cases. You may first notice that you have difficulty falling asleep and feel exhausted in the late afternoons, but you may end up leaning on caffeine and other energy-enhancing supplements to make it through your day without losing focus or drive.
The chronic stress which leads to adrenal fatigue can be compounded by the difficulties brought on by an imbalance of hormones. The body begins producing an excessive amount of cortisol in response to the stress, however the adrenals become overworked and eventually are unable to produce adequate amounts of this hormone due to fatigue. If our medical practitioners suspect that you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, we can run saliva tests to determine your cortisol levels at different points throughout the day. In a healthy woman cortisol levels are naturally highest during the day. However, if your adrenal glands are fatigued you may have lower levels in the morning and higher levels at night. Many men choose to undergo hormone replacement therapy to supplement the lower levels of hormones produced by the fatigued adrenal glands and symptoms typically reside quite rapidly.
The fastest and most effective way to treat this condition in men is hormone replacement therapy. Men often choose this treatment for the same reasons as women. They both desire rapid relief from the exhaustion and lack of focus that is turning their life upside down.
Call to schedule your free consultation to learn more about adrenal fatigue and other hormonal imbalances. Our medical staff is specially trained to look deeper into your health and to diagnose and treat adrenal fatigue and other hormonal imbalances. The practitioner will then interpret the tests and meet with you to discuss and plan your course of treatment.