Adrenal Fatigue “Bible” • Scope of the Problem – “It is estimated that 80% of adult Americans suffer some level of adrenal fatigue at some time during their life, yet it remains one of the most under-diagnosed illnesses in the US.” – James Wilson, ND, DC, PhD (Adrenal Fatigue Expert) • Patient Friendly Text on the Topic
End Result of Chronic Stress = Disease • Other Conditions – PMS – Severe Menopause Symptoms – Insomnia – Frequent Infections – Hypoglycemia – Alcoholism
Signs & Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue• Difficulty getting up in the • Mild depression morning • Increased PMS• Fatigue not relieved by sleep • Increased symptoms with• Craving salty foods, sugary skipped meals foods or stimulants (caffeine) • Less focused thoughts• Lack of energy • Hard time remembering things• Increased effort to do every day • Decreased tolerance tasks • Don’t wake up till 10:00 AM or• Decreased sex drive later• Decreased ability to handle stress • Afternoon (after lunch) “blues”• Increased time to recover from • Feel better after evening meal illness, injury or trauma • Decreased productivity – *** Key Tip Off: Chronic • Light headed when getting up respiratory infections with a longer recovery period ***
Step 3: Laboratory Testing As Needed• Saliva Hormone Testing – Can be used to measure cortisol, steroid & sex hormones – Best single lab test for adrenal fatigue – Indicative of the actual hormone in the cell where reactions take place & not the bloodstream – Easy to perform & Non-invasive – Can be used to test & retest – Recommended at least 4 Tubes (Morning, Noon, Afternoon & Night) • Date & time of collection are written on all tubes & kept in a journal • More tubes may be used to measure “lows” & “highs”
Saliva cortisollevels are lowin the morningand high atnight. Thisperson hastrouble wakingup, is just finein the middle ofthe day andcan’t sleep atnight.
Saliva cortisol levelsare just fine in themorning, fine in theafternoon and high atnight. This patienthas trouble fallingasleep at night.
Saliva cortisollevels are fine inthe morning, dipmiddle of the dayand return tonormal at night.This patient hasthe afternoonblues.
Saliva cortisol levelsare low in themorning, low middleof the day and normalat night. This patienthas trouble getting up,has the afternoonblues, low energy inthe evening and goesto sleep exhausted.
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