Adrenal Health and Stress
“The Happy Hormone Cottage has created two brand new proprietary adrenal support products in the management of adrenal fatigue and stress.”
You may have heard it often said that stress is a silent killer, but it’s definition still evades most doctors today. What we do know about the physical effects of stress is that it can make you lose weight, disturbs your sleep, and affects your mood. In truth, you can define and measure stress quite simply. Our body responds to stressful stimuli by signaling our adrenal glands to release a chemical called cortisol. However, problems with sleep, weight loss, and body aches more commonly associated with adrenal fatigue. At Happy Hormone Cottage, we offer support for adrenal fatigue and understand that your adrenal health takes a much larger role than you may believe.
What Causes Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue can be best described as a hormone imbalance. Your adrenal glands are responsible for producing hormones that are essential to various systems in your body, including:
- Blood sugar
- Blood pressure
- Stress management
When you experience adrenal fatigue, it means your adrenal glands are not producing enough hormones. This can result in weight gain, problems with sleep, and much more. This is especially common in people suffering from chronic stress.
The Side Effects of Stress
People with a fairly normal stress level have a very predictable pattern: a rise first thing in the morning with a gradual decline throughout the course of the day. However, people under much stress will have a cortisol pattern that doesn’t follow the normal curve. Their cortisol pattern, along with their symptoms, will give insight into their stress level and how to best treat it. You can measure cortisol with either saliva or urine. However, cortisol must be measured at 4 different times during the day to best determine one’s stress. That is, first thing in the morning, late morning, late afternoon, and bedtime. Symptoms of a cortisol imbalance or excessive stress are commonly:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Brain fog
- Hair loss
- Heart palpitations
- Inability to fall asleep
- Inability to stay asleep
In today’s fast-paced culture stress is a very real problem. So what to do? Over the past 10 years of dealing with women and their hormonal issues, I find that the women hardest to successfully treat with bioidentical hormones are the ones with significant stress and adrenal fatigue. Also, I learned that the brain is responsible for the signaling of the adrenals to release cortisol. There are several herbal or natural products, known as adaptogens, that can have an effect on the brain. When used correctly, these adaptogens can both energize the brain or calm it down.
Fear You May Be Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue? Contact Us Today!
Our team is providing stress relief and adrenal support to people suffering from excessive fatigue in Centerville and Mason, OH. If you would like to learn more about our adrenal support products schedule a consultation today. We can determine if these products are right for you.
Support for Adrenal Health
The Happy Hormone Cottage has created two separate adrenal support products using the well—studied adaptogens at the proper therapeutic dosing.
Recommended for fatigue, energy, and libido, Adrenal Boost works best when combined with Adrenal Calm, which can help with anxiety, insomnia, and fuzzy thinking. These two products are intended to be used together to simulate a healthy cortisol curve.
Recommended for anxiety, insomnia, and fuzzy thinking, Adrenal Calm works best when combined with Adrenal Support 2 – change to Boost, which can help with fatigue, energy, and libido. These two products are intended to be used together to simulate a healthy cortisol curve.