Adrenal Fatigue

* results may vary based on a variety of factors

Adrenal Fatigue (Cortisol Deficiency) Houston

Adrenal Fatigue | Dr. Shelena Lalji, M.D.


Do you ever feel as if you’re burning the candle at both ends? Do you wake up feeling just as tired as when you went to bed? Is coffee necessary fuel for you just to make it through the day? Stress is a common denominator-it unites us all. Whether you have a high pressure office job or you’re a homemaker and mom trying to juggle family life-we’re all under stress at different times. It’s important to recognize that excessive stress can effect our health. It can cause your adrenal glands to not function at an optimal level resulting in what is called ‘Adrenal Fatigue’ or ‘Cortisol Deficiency’.

Some Signs You Might Have Adrenal Fatigue:

  • Weight gain
  • Exhaustion
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Here’s an excerpt from Dr. Shel’s book…

“Adrenal fatigue can wreak havoc on your life. In the more serious cases, the activity of the adrenal glands is so low that you may have difficulty getting out of bed for more than a few hours per day. With each level of reduction in adrenal function, every organ and system in your body is more profoundly affected. Changes occur in your metabolism, thyroid and hormonal balance, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular system, and even in sexual function. Many other alterations take place at the biochemical and cellular levels in response to the adrenals not functioning well. Your body does its best to make up for the malfunctioning adrenal glands, but it does so at a price.

Adrenal fatigue is produced when your adrenal glands cannot sufficiently meet the demands of stress. What I have seen over the years is that adrenal fatigue occurs when stress has taken a toll, affecting your body to the point that your hormone and nutritional profiles are so out of balance that the body physically shuts down.”

Causes of Adrenal Fatigue:

  • Hormonal
  • Vitamin
  • Supplemental
  • Nutritional
  • Lifestyle and Stress Management

What to Expect *

Once we have determined that you are showing symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue, you’ll need to have your Cortisol Levels checked, generally through a saliva test. We can then determine how to help your Adrenal glands function better through various courses of treatment.

We treat our patients who are suffering from Adrenal Fatigue by addressing their symptoms from the following standpoints:

  • from a hormonal standpoint
  • from a vitamin/supplemental/nutritional standpoint
  • from a lifestyle and stress management standpoint

What’s the goal in treating Adrenal Fatigue?

To get you to a point where you really feel good again…make that ‘great’! To give you energy to live your life to the fullest. To help you finally get a good night’s rest. To help you get the excess weight off that has been holding you back. To get you back to being ‘you’.

Testimonials



“I went in to see Dr. Shell feeling frustrated and feeling like I was going crazy after going to doctor after doctor for my symptoms. She immediately took action! She ran all the appropriate tests and prescribed exactly what I needed. and six months later I am still feeling better than ever! she truly gave me back my quality of life. Thanks to Dr. Shel I have my life back. *”

* results may vary based on a variety of factors


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