Fatigue can be fierce and something that many of us live with on a daily basis. Did you know that your fatigue may actually be correlated to your hormones? Yes that right, so now not only are you “hormonal” when you having a hissy fit, or feeling fat and bloated but you are hormonally unbalanced if you’re fatigued.
The Hormonal system aka Endocrine system, functions much like an orchestra. There are harmonies and melodies, the beat keepers in the percussion section and different instruments piping in for solo’s as required. When all are functioning properly you get an absolutely beautiful concerto. If they are not well rehearsed and on beat, it’s pure disaster, unharmonious and sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
Of course you’re familiar with the most popular hormones Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone that come mainly from our sex organs. But two key hormonal based organs that have been gaining more and more popularity are the Thyroid and Adrenal Glands. These Two organs are so important because the Thyroid is our main Metabolism Maker and the Adrenal Glands are the support system for all the hormones, nervous system and immune system.
What’s a sign that you’re hormonally fatigued? Both the Adrenal Gland and the Thyroid gland play a role in your energy, however the time of the day that you experience your fatigue is the tell tale sign.
Got Early Morning Fatigue? ⇒ Typically Indicates the Thyroid
Got Afternoon Fatigue? ⇒ Typically Indicates Adrenal Fatigue
Of course there are many more signs to differentiate between the two, but your fatigue pattern is a good place to start.
What do do? Well, consult your favourite Naturopathic Doctor at Sanas Health Practice, and get a whole story.
How do we assess your hormonal dysregulation?
- Body Metrix or Body Composition Assessment: Our advanced ultrasound system measures your hormonal picture. Where you deposit your “fat” or adipose tissue dictates which hormones are dominant. If you deposit on your belly, than your adrenal glands are dominantly producing cortisol. If you deposit on your hips, you are dominantly producing insulin. If you deposit on your thighs and buttock, you are dominant in estrogen. If you accumulate fat at the back of your arms, your testosterone levels are excessive.
- Live Blood: Oval shaped cells in your live blood picture will indicate that your hormones are going wild, and probably not in a sexy way.
- Dutch Test: A urine sample taken at four points in the day gives us a real time view of your hormones and their metabolites so we can see your entire picture; how your estrogen breaks down into healthy or non-healthy forms, your sleep wake cycle as controlled by your adrenal glands via cortisol and your pituitary gland via melatonin and even methylation pathways in your body for using B vitamins to repair unhealthy tissues and DNA.
- Conventional Hormonal Labs: Testing your entire thyroid panel Free T3, Free T4, TSH, Reverse T3, Anti Thyroid Globulin and Anti Thyroid Peroxidase, is incredibly important to get the whole picture and the root cause of your thyroid Issues. If the hormonal system is a symphony, you must preview all the players. Free T3, is often not tested by conventional medial doctors but is the actual active part of the thyroid system and the main hormone that keeps your metabolism in good shape and your weight in check. Other hormones like Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and DHEA-S can also be tested.
Think you are having hormonal fatigue?
Don’t wait till it gets worse. Get the whole picture and see what is really going on in your body. Symptoms are the signs your body is telling you to get assistance and seek a highly skilled Sanas Naturopathic Doctor that can help you understand first the root cause of what is going on in your body, and with guiding you to your best treatments.
– Here’s to Hormonal Health and Balance let’s get you feeling Phat… not “Fat-igued”!