Fatigue and Hormones
Stress and fatigue are common complaints that many people experience. Our naturopathic doctors have ample experience with evaluating fatigue and are able to create solutions that work. Clients report feeling the best they have in years or their entire life. We take a comprehensive approach when evaluating fatigue. Many times nutrients and hormones in the body can be within a reference range on conventional bloodwork yet people still feel very tired. We are more concerned with optimizing all levels in the body so you feel healthy and energetic. We will also examine dietary factors and and how they are impacting your wellbeing.
Common hormone imbalances are related to the thyroid and the adrenal gland. There are many people who have underactive thyroid even though thyroid function appears normal on blood tests. Our doctors have the experience to be able to determine how your thyroid is functioning, the influences from other hormone systems in your body and what strategies will benefit you – whether it is natural thyroid hormone replacement or certain targeted supplementation. In addition, adrenal fatigue and adrenal exhaustion is becoming more prevalent with the ongoing stressors we face in our lifestyle. It is amazing to see how quickly clients respond to treatment when they are properly assessed and are determined to get adrenal support. Treating the adrenals usually includes a multi-factorial approach with specific herbal support based on the symptom picture (low DHEA-s, high cortisol or low cortisol), and vitamin, mineral, and dietary support.