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Adrenal Dysfunction
Oct 29

Adrenal Dysfunction

Troy Giles, D. C. 565 West 2600 South, Bountiful, UT 84010
(801) 298-4646   www.familywellnesscenter.info

Adrenal Dysfunction

Are you feeling fatigued and run down all the time?  Are you a soccer Mom or Dad trying to make it to all of the games and responsibilities of life?  Do you feel tired or not rested in the mornings, even after eight hours of sleep?  Do you feel dizzy when you stand up?  If so, you may be suffering from adrenal burnout.   Research indicates that 90% of the population has adrenal fatigue which in many cases leads to low thyroid function.  This correlation between adrenal burnout and low thyroid function is the primary cause why so many of us feel tired and begin to gain weight.

In a chess game the pawns are like our adrenal glands.  They are on the front line and handle most of the first line of stress attack.  The thyroid is like the bishop or castle and is the secondary line of defense and stands ready in the background, not called upon for stressful situations unless the pawns are taken out of the game.  As our adrenals become fatigued and burn out, the thyroid begins to take over and tries to carry the load.  The thyroid usually enlarges slightly to try to create more thyroid hormone.  As the thyroid fatigues as well, the metabolism drops and the person usually feels even more fatigue and gains weight.

A typical office exam includes being checked for several things to determine if you have low functioning adrenal glands.  During your exam a pupil evaluation and a simple blood pressure test will be performed.  We will look in your eyes with a pen light to watch how fast your pupils contract and dilate.  Low adrenal function correlates with a slower than normal pupil dilation.  We will take your blood pressure sitting and standing.  Ninety percent of the client base demonstrates a ten point or more drop in blood pressure from sitting to standing.  Any drop of ten points or more, is considered low adrenal function.  Lab tests can be run to give another piece of information to the diagnosis.

The treatment is simple with the right lifestyle changes and targeted supplementation.  Eat less simple carbohydrates and refined sugar. Get eight hours of sleep per night.  Drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day, and let go of all of the emotional baggage you carry.  You will feel much more energy and better overall health.

Are you feeling fatigued and run down all the time? Are you a soccer Mom or Dad trying to make it to all of the games and responsibilities of life? Do you feel tired and un-rested in the mornings? Do you feel dizzy when you stand up? If so, you may be suffering from adrenal burnout.

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One of the most common symptom pictures I see in practice is adrenal dysfunction especially adrenal fatigue. Research indicates that 90% of the population has adrenal fatigue which in many cases leads to low thyroid function. This correlation between adrenal burnout and low thyroid function is the reason so many of us are tired and begin to gain weight.
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In a chess game, the pawns are like our adrenal glands. They are on the front line and handle most of the first line attacks of stress. The thyroid is like the bishop or castle. It is in the background and is not called upon for stressful situations unless the pawns are killed. As our adrenals become fatigued and burn out, the thyroid begins to take over and tries to carry the load. The thyroid usually enlarges slightly to try to create more thyroid hormone. As the thyroid fatigues as well, the metabolism drops and the person usually feels even more tired and gains weight.
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During your exam in the office, I will check for several things to determine if you have low functioning adrenal glands. I will look in your eyes with my pen light to watch how fast your pupils contract and dilate. The slower this happens, the lower the adrenal is functioning. I will take your blood pressure sitting and standing. 90 % of the people I see have a ten point or more drop in blood pressure from sitting to standing. Any drop of ten points or more, is considered low adrenal function. There are also lab tests that can be run to give additional pieces of information for the diagnosis.

The treatment is simple by implementing lifestyle changes and targeting supplementation. Eat less simple carbohydrates and refined sugar. Get eight hours of sleep per night. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day.
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Come into the office for a complementary body scan to see if you have adrenal fatigue. There are specific supplements that are designed to support the adrenals and thyroid. We will also determine if there is a layer of infection in these organs as well that may be causing them to work improperly. You will be amazed when you see how much better you can feel by addressing the causes of fatigue.

Call the office today for your complementary Asyra Body Scan at 801-298-4646. Here’s to your health!

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