Adrenal Glands Treatment
At Revitalize Anti-Aging Centers, patients who come to us with unpleasant symptoms often associated with aging can depend on a comprehensive approach to wellness that employs the latest and best available treatments. While symptoms are often associated with declines in the body’s productions of sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, we’ve found that the function of the adrenal glands is another root cause of a variety of problems.
Adrenal Gland Basics
The adrenal glands are small structures that sit on top of the kidneys. These glands produce cortisol, a corticosteroid which is one of the hormones responsible for the body’s “fight or flight” response. They are secreted in response to stress on the body. The adrenal glands regulate metabolism, stress response, and salt and water balance in the body. They are also involved in blood sugar regulation, inflammation, pregnancy, mental alertness, and sexual development.
Symptoms of low cortisol levels in the body include mood changes, difficulty concentrating, chronic fatigue, lack of energy, decreased sex drive, difficulty sleeping, erectile dysfunction, decreased stress tolerance, chronic anxiety, weight gain, and depression. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from low cortisol levels. Testing of adrenal hormones in the blood and urine is done to detect this condition so that treatment may follow.
Adrenal Glands Treatment
To get started, contact us about a free first-time consultation through our contact page. Patients from Sherman Oaks, Encino, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and elsewhere are benefitting from our treatments and you can, too.
At this point, you might be wondering about the better-known hormone that gives the adrenal glands their name – adrenaline, also called epinephrine. Adrenaline’s well-known energizing impact on the body is important primarily in crisis situations – real or perceived. Its impact, however, is typically fleeting. Generally speaking, cortisol plays a much larger role in our overall health.
Isn’t Cortisol Bad for You?
You might have read about the many health issues associated with excessive stress and excess cortisol. Too much cortisol is unhealthy and can increase the risk of numerous stress-related illnesses. However, having enough cortisol is equally important and having the correct amount has important benefits. Moreover, too little cortisol can be just as bad for our health as too much. In its most extreme form, adrenal insufficiency is a rare illness called Addison’s disease.
Reach out to Revitalize
If you’re concerned about issues relating to mood, energy levels, sex drive, problems handling stress or anxiety, or numerous issues often associated with aging, there are many possible culprits. We at Revitalize Anti Aging Centers provide testing to diagnose and treat various hormonal insufficiencies including those of the adrenal gland. Whatever the aging-related issue, we are here to help.