When stress becomes a routine part of your life, it can cause a debilitating condition known as adrenal fatigue. Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D., of Chari Center of Health in Encinitas, California, is well-versed in the complex issues associated with adrenal fatigue. She’s an integrative medicine specialist who will develop a treatment plan that relieves your symptoms and teaches you how to overcome the chronic stress in your life. Call us today for a free 15 minute medical consult at 760-230-2711 or use our convenient online scheduling service.
Adrenal Fatigue Q & A
What are the adrenal glands?
Your adrenal glands are small, walnut shaped organs located on top of your kidneys. These glands are regulated by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. When you experience stress, whether it’s emotional, mental, or physical, your hypothalamus releases a chemical that signals your pituitary gland and then your adrenal glands to produce and release a series of stress hormones, including cortisol.
What is adrenal fatigue?
These stress hormones produced by the adrenal glands can help alert our bodies to danger or stress. However, ongoing stress caused by a demanding boss, ill family member, or abuse as a child causes the same reaction from your adrenal glands. If you face these same levels of stress day in and day out, your adrenal glands eventually lose their ability to keep up with your body’s demands for these hormones. This results in adrenal fatigue.
What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?
The symptoms of adrenal fatigue vary but may include:
- Lethargy, overwhelming fatigue
- Lack of motivation
- Dry skin
- Low body temperature
- Palpitations or the sensation of irregular heartbeats
- Hair loss
- Diarrhea and/or constipation
How do you treat adrenal fatigue?
The best ways to support your adrenals is through nutrition, learn to manage your stress, quality sleep, decrease inflammation, gut health and detoxification. Though there will probably always be stress in your life, learning the tools to deal with a stressful situation instead of carrying it around with you reduces the effects chronic stress can have on your body and health dramatically.
We teach you strategies for reducing and managing your stress and give you nutrients for balancing your adrenals. These include proven natural remedies, mind/body techniques and advanced wellness technologies such as biofeedback to help you overcome the effects of chronic stress.
➢ Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D. will treat the underlying causes of adrenal fatigue with customized nutritional programs and natural remedies to strengthen, balance and support your adrenal glands for your unique needs.
➢ Deepak Chari, M.S., during an advanced voice biofeedback session can help you change your perception of stress. This will help to prevent stress from taking control of your thoughts which effects your behavior, emotional reactivity and quality of life.
*Treating stress and adrenal health is very important...to prevent chronic health problems & premature aging!