Adrenal Fatigue

Family Practice & Internists located in Katy, TX

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a common condition affecting more than 65% of people worldwide. At Katy Wellness Center & Family Physicians in Katy, Texas, the compassionate family medicine team offers treatments for adrenal fatigue and stress to restore your health and overall well-being. Call the office to get started or schedule an appointment online today. 

Adrenal Fatigue Q&A

What is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a common condition that refers to problems with the functioning of the adrenal glands, hormone-producing glands located above your kidneys. Adrenal fatigue can cause the glands to make fewer hormones, often because of ongoing stress. Adrenal glands produce and release the following hormones:

  • Aldosterone
  • Cortisol
  • Androgenic steroids
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
  • Adrenaline 
  • Noradrenaline 

Many people with symptoms of hormone imbalance don’t realize the cause stems from adrenal gland fatigue. 

Katy Wellness Center & Family Physicians offers treatments that help you better adapt to stress, enhance hormone balance, and live your best life.

What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

The signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Problems waking up
  • Weight gain 
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Nervousness
  • Digestive problems
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Lightheadedness
  • Body aches
  • Low blood pressure
  • Skin discoloration
  • Body hair loss
  • Low blood sugar
  • Weakened immune system
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Diminished sexual function
  • Brain fog
  • Poor memory
  • Sugar or salt cravings
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Aches and pains
  • Loss of appetite
  • Darkened skin
  • Lack of motivation 

You might also suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, or other mental health concerns. 

Women may encounter heavy menstrual bleeding or mood swings during menstrual cycles because of adrenal fatigue and stress.

How does my provider diagnose adrenal fatigue?

Your Katy Wellness Center & Family Physicians specialist reviews your symptoms, discusses your medical history, checks your vital signs, and completes a physical exam. You might need blood tests, urine testing, imaging procedures, or additional diagnostic tests to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms and determine which treatment is most appropriate.

How are adrenal fatigue and stress treated?

Altering your lifestyle habits helps treat adrenal fatigue and hormone imbalances associated with the condition. Your Katy Wellness Center & Family Physicians provider works with you to develop a personalized treatment that allows you to feel better and have a better quality of life.

They may recommend diet and exercise changes and maintaining a strict sleep/wake schedule. It’s also important to minimize stress in your life. Your wellness provider works with you to make lifestyle and behavioral changes that keep stress levels as low as possible.

Examples include lightening up a busy schedule; trying massage, yoga, tai chi, or meditation; spending time outdoors; and getting regular exercise. 

Your Katy Wellness Center & Family Physicians provider follows up with you throughout treatment to ensure it’s effective. The practice provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy if you struggle with specific hormone imbalances.

To find relief from adrenal fatigue and stress, call the Katy Wellness Center & Family Physicians office or use the online booking tab today.