The adrenal glands are the small glands on top of your kidneys that help you handle stress. They produce cortisol when you are stressed. Unfortunately, many people are chronically stressed, causing chronic elevation in cortisol. This leads to weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, lowered immune system, high blood pressure and cholesterol. In contrast, DHEA is the “good adrenal hormone” which counteracts cortisol. It is also known as the “anti-aging” hormone as it helps with mental sharpness, energy, and immune response and protects your body from the harmful effects of cortisol.
Do you find yourself consistently tired, reaching for afternoon cups of coffee or sugary treats to keep going? Adrenal fatigue is a common diagnosis related to chronic stress. After reviewing your symptoms, Dr. Rajsree may recommend specific tests to evaluate your cortisol levels throughout the day. This is treatable condition through lifestyle changes, and sometimes vitamin or herbal supplements or prescription adrenal supportive medications.
Most importantly, Dr. Rajsree looks for the balance between adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones, to make sure your entire hormone health is optimized!