Sara Love, ND
Naturopathy servicing Tigard and Portland located in Beaverton, OR
Do you feel more tired than usual even though you’re getting plenty of sleep? Tired of being told your labs are fine, yet you are still exhausted? You may be experiencing adrenal fatigue. At doubletrack naturopathic in Beaverton, Oregon, Sara Love, ND, offers specialized testing to diagnose adrenal fatigue and provides treatments to help you feel more like your usual self. For an evaluation, call the office or book online today.
Adrenal Fatigue Q&A
What is the adrenal gland?
As part of your endocrine system, your adrenal gland is at the top of your kidneys. It produces essential hormones that help your body function properly, including your sex hormones, as well as your stress hormones like cortisol.
What is adrenal fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a condition that occurs from chronic stress. When your body is under stress, it reacts by releasing your stress hormones. If you’re under constant stress, your adrenal glands may not be able to keep up with the demands, leading to adrenal gland burnout.
When your adrenal glands aren’t able to function properly, you may experience:
- Chronic fatigue
- Brain fog
- Lack of motivation
- Strange food cravings
Adrenal fatigue can also affect your immune health and lead to chronic infections or make you more susceptible to catching a cold or flu.
If you’re under a lot of stress and experiencing these symptoms, Dr. Love can help.
What can I expect during an adrenal fatigue consultation?
Dr. Love is an experienced naturopathic doctor who conducts comprehensive evaluations to identify the root cause of your symptoms so she can devise the most effective treatment plan.
Before your visit to the office, she may request that you complete her online health questionnaire so she can learn a little more about you, your symptoms, and your health goals.
During your adrenal fatigue consultation, she asks questions to gather more information about you and your health and conducts a physical exam. She may also request lab work to rule out other causes of your symptoms.
To confirm that your symptoms are due to adrenal fatigue, she tests your cortisol levels in both your blood and saliva.
What are the treatments for adrenal fatigue?
Dr. Love evaluates other causes for your lingering fatigue and creatively treats it using an individualized treatment plan to improve adrenal health and resolve your symptoms. Your treatment plan may include:
- Diet modification, including a variety of herbs, vitamins, and foods
- Exercise program
- Vitamin supplements or nutritional injections
- Sleep support
When it comes to your treatment plan, she often goes beyond your initial problem, aiming to improve your whole health, not just your symptoms or disease.
For an adrenal fatigue evaluation, call doubletrack naturopathic or request an appointment online today.