De-Stress & Balance Your HPA Axis

Your hormones are central to your wellbeing, including those made by your adrenal glands and the hormones in your brain that regulate them.

 When they are functioning properly, you are able to manage day-to-day stresses well.  When your hormonal system is out of whack, stress can be overwhelming.

If your hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is not functioning properly, it can affect your entire body (aka adrenal dysfunction or adrenal fatigue).

How do you know if your adrenal hormones are not working properly? Here are somethings that you might be experiencing:

  • Lack of energy during the day
  • Inability to get to sleep or stay asleep
  • Weight gain around your mid-section
  • Craving salty or sweet foods
  • Frequent colds
  • Low libido
  • PMS or menopausal symptoms
  • Constipation, gas, heartburn, or other gut symptoms
  • Mood swings

Your doctor may not be aware of the central role of stress hormones in many factors of your health.  At Deena Neff, MD, we are trained to notice signs of HPA axis dysfunction and use expert clinical assessment and novel hormone testing methods to identify which hormones are not functioning properly.

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with HPA axis dysfunction and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Deena Neff, MD today!