Adrenal Fatigue Specialist

Night & Day Medical

Family Medicine Practice located in Midtown East & Washington Heights, New York, NY

The effects of chronic stress on your body can cause physical and mental symptoms that interfere with the quality of your life, and left untreated, sometimes lead to more serious health conditions like adrenal fatigue. At Night and Day Medical with offices in Midtown East and Washington Heights in New York City, Dr. Cluny Lefevre and Dr. Joseph Ahram treat the symptoms and underlying causes of adrenal fatigue so you can get your life back on track. Call one of their Manhattan locations or schedule an appointment online.

Adrenal Fatigue Q & A

What is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a condition brought on by chronic stress. Your adrenal glands produce hormones that your body needs to function optimally, but when you’re under constant stress, these glands may become overtaxed.

One of the main functions of your adrenal glands is to send cortisol into your bloodstream during a stressful situation to help with the heightened “fight or flight” state that’s part of a natural response to stress. However, when your body is under continual stress, your adrenal glands may not be able to keep up with sufficient cortisol production, and you begin to feel the numerous symptoms of being in a low-cortisol state.

What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

Typical symptoms of adrenal fatigue often include:

  • Insomnia
  • Trouble getting out of bed in the morning
  • Extreme fatigue throughout the day
  • Salty food cravings and digestive problems
  • Overuse of stimulants like caffeine or sugar for increased energy
  • Higher energy level in the evening
  • A weaker immune system
  • Body aches
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Feeling overwhelmed, unable to handle daily stress
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Low blood pressure and lightheadedness

Since many of these symptoms can be signs of other health conditions as well, men and women with adrenal fatigue are often misdiagnosed. This is a frustrating experience for many as they deal with unexplained symptoms every day.

How is adrenal fatigue diagnosed and treated?

The experienced team of doctors at Night and Day Medical specialize in diagnosing and treating the many facets of adrenal fatigue. They may request blood tests or other specific tests that indicate if your body is suffering from the inadequate production of cortisol or other hormones. Blood tests indicate which hormones may be low, so the team can create a customized treatment plan to help get your levels back to where they should be to relieve symptoms.

Potential treatment options for low hormone levels as a result of adrenal fatigue include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Mind-body exercises to relieve stress and anxiety
  • Vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements
  • Getting adequate rest
  • Moderate exercise, such as yoga or walking

If you’re under a lot of stress from your job or life circumstances, and you have symptoms of adrenal fatigue, it’s a good idea to seek help. The doctors at Night and Day Medical can rule out the potential of other serious underlying health conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms and suggest treatments to relieve your symptoms and help you feel energetic again.

Call one of the offices for an appointment, or schedule one online to take the first step toward recovery.