Adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and have multiple functions. To counter stress the adrenal glands produce cortisol to help the body cope with stress. Aldosterone helps control blood pressure. Hormones like adrenaline to help with flight or fight. Dysfunction starts to occur with chronic stress on the adrenal glands. Usually this is caused by prolonged stress in our lives.
HyperAdrenal Symptoms (increased)
Increased blood pressure
Hair growth on face or body female
Maschuline tendencies (female)
HypoAdrenal Symptoms (decreased)
Low blood pressure
Nails weak, ridged
Bronzing of skin
How do you check for adrenal issues?
The adrenal glands monitor blood pressure and its normal for blood pressure to rise going from lying down to standing. We monitor in both positions and see the difference. We use this and other tests to determine if their is an issue with the adrenals.
How do you correct it?
Common treatments in our office are supplementation and chiropractic adjustments specifically dealing with the adrenal organ. Helping patients realize their is a problem and the need to decrease the stress in their lives.