Stress and the Adrenal Glands

Acupuncture in Rochester NYStress and the Adrenal Glands
Stress and the Adrenal Glands play an important role in the health equation of daily living and in keeping the presence of degenerative symptoms at bay. Practitioners of Holistic Medicine Rochester NY often focus on these issues as the adrenal glands are the powerhouses of the endocrine system. They help regulate the metabolism in a variety of ways from salt / water balance, blood sugar and producing anti-inflammatories. Best known at creating the body’s  ‘ fight or flight response ‘ they produce adrenaline which allows the body to marshal it’s energy for a dangerous or confrontational situation.  Later in life they can take up the slack from the gonads and also aid the body in creating sex hormones. The adrenals are small in size, about the size of a chick pea and located at the top of the kidneys. They can be subject to disease and degeneration as with any other organ. If they’re operating at a reduce level the patient runs the risk of developing Addison’s disease which is a failure of producing sufficient cortisol and aldosterone.  This is a dangerous situation which requires close monitoring by the MD’s. By contrast, when the adrenals are over active a condition known as Cushing’s Disease can develop which is an excessive production of glucocorticoids. Symptoms can include osteoporosis, fatigue, weakness and diabetes mellitus.

The good news is that these and other conditions caused by imbalances in the adrenal glands are treatable and can keep you healthy over the long term. Acupuncture for instance can often help with the stress. Practitioners of Holistic Medicine Rochester NY often can offer a variety of nutritional strategies to best serve their clients. Such herbs as Eleuthero , Rhodiola, Astragalus and licorice are herbs which can help with Stress and the Adrenal Glands. As with any medical condition it’s best to start with an exam to find the most solutions for each patient. Artificial substances such as caffeine don’t really give the body energy but lend you energy at high interest rates and can increase the chance of adrenal burnout.

Dr Sadlon Rochester NY ChiropractorAt Chiropractic Health and Acupuncture we have been helping patients deal with Stress and the Adrenal Glands since we opened our doors in 1983. Located in Penfield the office serves Fairport, Pittsford Webster, Brighton and the greater Rochester NY community. We are proud to be part of the Holistic Medicine Rochester NY community and the practice offers a free consultation to new clients..

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