Adrenal Fatigue


HPA Axis Dysfunction, Adrenal Fatigue, or Something Else?

If you experience any symptoms characteristic of low cortisol levels — such as abdominal pain, chronic fatigue, depression, irritability, or muscle weakness — you may have been diagnosed (or you may have diagnosed yourself) as having adrenal fatigue, HPA axis dysfunction, or some other adrenal disorder.

HPA Axis Dysfunction

In this post, we present and describe a variety of health conditions related to the adrenal gland, some of which may be caused by dysfunction upstream of the adrenal. With a greater understanding of the adrenal gland and dysfunctions that impact the adrenal, our hope is that anyone with symptoms of an adrenal disorder seeks out a professional medical diagnosis, like those offered here at BioDesign Wellness — the Tampa Functional Medicine practice — to find out what is really going on rather than try to self-medicate with adrenal support supplements.

Adrenal fatigue

In 1998, chiropractor James Wilson coined the term “adrenal fatigue” and used it to describe a condition in which the adrenal glands, overstimulated by chronic stress, burn out and shut down, causing a variety of symptoms, including the following: continue reading

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