Adrenal Dysfunction: Effects of Cortisol Imbalance

Adrenal Dysfunction

The adrenal glands are located just above the kidneys and provide the main source of the hormone known as cortisol, a stress hormone that helps in the conversion of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for energy needs. It also helps regulate blood pressure and blood sugar. Adrenal dysfunction occurs when the adrenal glands are producing the wrong levels of cortisol — either too low or too high — in relation to the amount that’s needed. This mismatch often results in symptoms that can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Bone and muscle loss
  • Brain Fog
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep and digestion issues
  • Low libido

The team of professionals at the Happy Hormone Cottage provides insights and strategies to improve overall adrenal health. Hormones influence so many of the body’s internal systems and so a wide array of symptoms can be attributed to hormonal imbalances. Our goal is to help correct adrenal dysfunction.

Understanding Adrenal Dysfunction

The adrenal glands control the release of hormones that initiate your flight or fight response. The two main hormones secreted by the adrenal glands include adrenaline and norepinephrine. 

These two hormones cause your heart rate to elevate, increase the force of pulmonary contractions, encourage blood flow to the muscles and brain, open airways, and boost how efficiently the body metabolizes glucose. They also constrict blood vessels, helping maintain blood pressure during ‘stressful’ scenarios. Adrenaline and norepinephrine are vital for peak performance both physically and emotionally during stressful situations when your body needs the energy to endure unusual strain.

Improving Adrenal Dysfunction

At the Happy Hormone Cottage, our Adrenal Support therapy consists of proprietary formulations designed to produce a healthy cortisol curve – highest energy levels upon awakening, lowest energy levels at bedtime. We customize these supplements specifically for each client and they are not available for purchase anywhere else. 

What makes our adrenal products different and unique is that other adrenal products do NOT separate the stimulating and inhibiting adaptogens, ours does. Happy Hormone Cottage’s products also include longjack for enhanced libido. 

Adrenal Calm

Adrenal Calm is recommended for anxiety, poor sleep, and brain fog. Contains a combination of adaptogenic herbs designed to block or slow down cortisol release. Adaptogens such as Relora and L-Theanine work to calm the brain and aid in sleep, relaxation, and calm.

Adrenal Boost

We recommended this to our patients who are looking to improve fatigue, increase energy, and boost libido. Adrenal Calm and Adrenal Boost can be taken individually or together for maximum effectiveness.

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Adrenal Dysfunction Therapy Available in Centerville, Ohio

If you are experiencing symptoms associated with adrenal dysfunction or fatigue, reach out to the specialists at the Happy Hormone Cottage for more information or to schedule a consultation. We can provide strategies to restore your quality of life. When you are stressed…. ask for CALM!

Written by Lyn Hogrefe