Does it seem wrong to you that so many Americans are on some type of psychogenic drug for depression or anxiety (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Xanax, etc)?
What about all the people with digestive problems needing “the purple pill” or eating antacids all the time?
What about all the people who seem to need hormone replacement therapy?
Look at the massive problems of obesity and diabetes. These problems are so common nowadays that they’re keeping the pharmaceutical industry busy and rich!
You may not know it, but there might be another reason why these common problems are thriving. It’s called “hypoadrenia”, more commonly referred to as adrenal fatigue.
What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal Fatigue is a disorder that affects the adrenal glands just above the kidneys. The adrenal glands are one of the most important organs in the body. When adrenal fatigue is found and treated properly by finding the underlying cause or causes, most people feel as if 90% of their symptoms go away. That’s why I love treating this condition.
The adrenals have a role in many vital functions of the body. They regulate blood sugar, regulate hormones, regulate metabolism, play an important role in digestion by opening and closing the valves of the GI tract, and play a big role in keeping up energy levels in the body.
The vast majority of my patients with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression have adrenal fatigue.
Many times I hear patients say they have trouble with weight gain – even when eating a healthy diet and exercising. Many believe that they have ruled out metabolism issues because they had blood work done and their thyroid levels are within normal limits.
The adrenals are a vital part of the endocrine system of the body, just like the thyroid. Many times the thyroid is fine but the adrenals are weak. So what symptoms should you be looking for?
Classic symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
- general and sometimes extreme fatigue
- mood swings
- digestive issues such as constipation, loose bowels, gas, and heartburn
Other symptoms may include:
- hormone imbalance (causing menstrual cycle irregularity)
- hot flashes
- loss of sex drive
- vaginal dryness
- erectile disfunction
- weight gain
- poor sleep
- blood sugar swings that can cause hyper/hypoglycemia and even diabetes.
The answer to fixing this problem of adrenal fatigue is to first find and diagnose it. The second step is to find the underlying causes. This can often be difficult to do with lab tests alone.
There are four major areas to look for the cause:
- Structural problems, such as nerve interference
- Biochemistry problems, such as nutritional deficiency
- Toxins in the body
- Emotional issues or stress.
These are all part of the Four Pillars Of Health. If any of these vital components are missed or not treated properly, the symptoms may not go away or may come back after a short period of relief.
If you are suffering from one or more of the aforementioned symptoms and have not yet found a lasting solution, I invite you to contact my office and set up a consultation at no charge.
If I feel I can help you, a thorough examination and report-of-findings will be completed. You will then be offered a treatment plan that gets to the root of the underlying condition causing the problem, bringing balance back to the body so true healing can begin.
Yours in health,
Dr. Gene Cobb