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Dr. Dana M. Russo, FACOG
Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Operating at Trio Med Spa, 200 Northfield Rd #1, Northfield, IL

Dr. Dana M. Russo, FACOG
Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Operating at Trio Med Spa, 200 Northfield Rd #1, Northfield, IL

Female Adrenal Fatigue

5 MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS

Female Adrenal Fatigue

5 MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms in Females is Among Several Types of Fatigue

Is fatigue weighing you down? Adrenal fatigue symptoms in females keep many from living their best lives. If you fight to get out of bed most mornings and hit the wall after lunch, fatigue has become your ball and chain. While adrenal fatigue symptoms in females are very common, there are two other types of fatigue right behind it. In fact, all three are often attributed to age. However, certain imbalances are also big contributors. Now, take a look at the three most common types of fatigue in females and treatment options to renew your energy from the inside out.

#1: Adrenal fatigue symptoms in females

Adrenal fatigue symptoms in females result from an ongoing burden of stress without recovery periods. The adrenal glands produce life-sustaining “fight or flight” hormones that help the body respond to stress. Also, they metabolize proteins and fats. Meanwhile, under constant stress, your body produces hydrocortisone (cortisol) and other stress hormones. With no time to rest and recover, the body is forced to draw on its reserves to keep going. The result is a chronically exhausted woman. Add to these poor diet choices, lifestyle habits and a strong reliance on caffeine and it can lead to adrenal fatigue. Finally, your body’s natural feedback loop that controls rest periods gets off kilter, leaving you constantly depleted.

5 common adrenal fatigue symptoms in females

1. A tendency to feel cold

2. Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep

3. Sweet and salty food cravings

4. New allergies to things you weren’t allergic to before

5. Depression and/or anxiety

Treatments for adrenal fatigue

Let’s face it, stress will never go away. But managing your stress can help combat this type of fatigue. Find new ways to get even five extra minutes of peace per day. Techniques like mindfulness, meditation or cutting back on caffeine can be a big help in restoring adrenal balance. Dr. Russo can also help you identify other treatments and supplements to help get you back on track.

#2: Fatigue and hormonal imbalance

Hormonal imbalance is one of the top reasons women suffer from fatigue that rules their lives. During perimenopause and menopause, the hormones take a beating, causing fatigue. Estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are just three of the many important hormones that become imbalanced during menopause. Certain medical conditions and procedures can also lead to fatigue from hormonal imbalance.

5 common symptoms of hormonal imbalance fatigue

1. Low quality sleep

2. Changes in physical condition

3. Chronic worry

4. Depression or anxiety

5. Night sweats and hot flashes

Treatments for hormonal imbalance fatigue

Fight hormone imbalance fatigue by getting a clear picture of your hormones through blood testing. Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT with BioTE® are helping women with hormone imbalance fatigue get their lives back. Managing stress and simple adjustments to lifestyle can also help restore some of the hormone imbalance that leads to fatigue.

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#3: Fatigue and thyroid imbalance

Thyroid imbalance can lead to debilitating fatigue. Connected to this fatigue are other vague and often misdiagnosed symptoms. Thinning hair, sensitivity to cold and dry skin are all signs you may suffer from thyroid imbalance fatigue. Here are five other common signs and symptoms. Learn more about thyroid dysfunction here.

5 common symptoms of thyroid imbalance fatigue

1. Muscle weakness

2. Impaired memory

3. Irregular menstrual periods

4. Pain or stiffness in joints

5. Moodiness or depression

Treatments for thyroid imbalance fatigue

To fight fatigue from thyroid imbalance, maintaining adequate thyroid health is crucial. Dr Russo uses alternatives to traditional synthetic hormone medications and utilizes natural thyroid replacement. Synthetic thyroid treatments such as the commonly prescribed medication Synthroid do carry some side effects such as weight gain for some patients. For this reason, we find many women are opting for a regimen of customized supplements and treatments. Discuss with Dr. Russo the best fit for you.

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