Adrenal Fatigue Treatment Specialist

Adrenal Fatigue Treatment Specialist in Pflugerville, TX

If you are feeling the effects of adrenal fatigue or HPA axis dysfunction, contact Optimal Balance Center to discuss diagnostic and treatment options. Call us or request an appointment online today! We are conveniently located at 701 FM 685, Ste 125 Pflugerville, TX 78660.

Adrenal Fatigue Treatment Specialist in Pflugerville, TX
Adrenal Fatigue Treatment Specialist in Pflugerville, TX

Table of Contents:

What exactly is “adrenal fatigue”?
What are common signs or symptoms of HPA axis dysfunction?
What causes adrenal fatigue/HPA axis dysfunction?
How is adrenal fatigue/HPA axis dysfunction diagnosed and treated?

What exactly is “adrenal fatigue”?


Adrenal fatigue is now also referred to as HPA axis dysfunction. This axis involves your Hypothalamus (H), your Pituitary Gland (P), and your Adrenal Gland (A), and all work in conjunction to regulate your body’s stress response. When this regulation fails, unhealthy levels of cortisol are produced. As with practically every hormone in your body, the right amount of cortisol is needed, too much or too little causes problems.

What are common signs or symptoms of HPA axis dysfunction?


Chronic, and sometimes debilitating fatigue
Insomnia
Lack of energy
Weight gain of difficulty losing weight
Cravings for carbohydrates, caffeine or salt
Anxiety and depression
Brain fog/lack of focus/memory loss
Lowered immune function
Gastrointestinal problems including bloating

What causes adrenal fatigue/HPA axis dysfunction?


For most of us, exposure to unhealthy levels of stress or for a prolonged amount of time can result in the over-production of the body’s stress hormone called cortisol. Eventually, the adrenals can become overworked and no longer meet the demands for regulating the correct response to stress and dysregulation. Chronic illness, poor diet, and poor sleep quality are also other factors that can often play a role.

How is adrenal fatigue/HPA axis dysfunction diagnosed and treated?


At Optimal Balance Center, we take a very detailed approach including taking an in-depth look at your medical history and symptoms. Testing for HPA axis dysfunction will include a multi-point saliva collection for cortisol levels to ensure appropriate amounts of the hormone are being excreted at the appropriate times throughout the day. Treatment options vary from patient to patient but most often include natural targeted supplementation and modifying ongoing risk factors.

If you would like to know more about adrenal fatigue or are looking for an adrenal fatigue specialist near you, contact us today! Call us for more information or request an appointment today! We are conveniently located at 701 FM 685, Ste 125 Pflugerville, TX 78660. We Serve Patients from Pflugerville TX, Austin TX, Round Rock TX, Hutto TX, Georgetown TX, Cedar Park TX, Taylor TX, and Manor TX.