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Adrenal Dysfunction

Naturopathic Adrenal Dysfunction Treatment

The adrenal glands are situated above the kidneys, and secrete hormones that are responsible for controlling our sex drive as well as maintaining our body’s fluid balance and stress response. Needless to say, the adrenal glands are very important for the optimal functioning of the human body. There are a wide range of symptoms associated with having dysfunctional adrenal glands, and none of them are very pleasant.

Adrenal insufficiency occurs when the adrenal glands fail to produce enough of certain hormones, such as cortisol and aldosterone, which throws off your body’s hormonal balance. Some symptoms commonly attributed to adrenal insufficiency include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, low blood sugar, depression, anxiety and a loss of salt in the body. The loss of salt will make you crave salty foods. If these symptoms suddenly worsen, it could indicate the onset of acute adrenal insufficiency, which can be fatal if left untreated. The symptoms of acute adrenal insufficiency include severe pain in the lower back, stomach or legs, severe nausea, dehydration, low blood pressure and a loss of consciousness. An overactive adrenal gland, which is referred to as Cushing’s Syndrome, also presents a host of problems. The symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome are fatigue, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and a weakening of the skin and bones.

At Flow Natural Health Care, we combine the art of natural healing with the marvels of modern medicine to achieve amazing results. We are experts when it comes to balancing hormones and getting important glands to function like they’re meant to.