Stress, Depression, Anxiety, and Adrenal Dysfunction
Many factors affect your skin, mood, energy levels and sleep. Gut health and lifestyle are major factors, but the importance of chronic stress and its affect on the hypothalamic and adrenal function (also known as the HPA axis) cannot be overestimated.
Your adrenal glands play a central role in your endocrine system when it comes to regulating and reacting to your body’s stress levels. When they are functioning properly, you are able to effectively accommodate and react to the day-to-day stresses that you encounter.
However, if your adrenal glands are not functioning properly, it can affect your entire body negatively. Without proper regulation from your endocrine system, you may feel more prone to break outs and flare ups, premature skin aging, mood swings, anxiety
and depression when stress levels mount.
Craving salty or sweet foods is not uncommon, as is a decreased ability to cope with stressful situations like you might normally. Additionally, adrenal dysfunction can result in decreased energy, low libido, increased PMS/menopausal symptoms, constipation, a weakened immune system, and not feeling fully rested after a night of sleep.
Many practitioners will overlook the adrenal glands and monitoring cortisol levels in favor of other diagnoses. However, at Functional Skin Solutions, we are expertly-trained to notice signs of adrenal fatigue
and will immediately send you for an Adrenal Stress Index. This test will monitor your cortisol levels over a 24-hour period and help identify if the symptoms you’re suffering are due to adrenal gland dysfunction.
If you’ve been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with adrenal dysfunction and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Functional Skin Solutions today!
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