Brain / Mental Health Issues FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE OF TEXAS
Genetically, however, there are many organs in the body that were never meant to be “on” all the time. The adrenal glands, for example, are an “on and off” gland. Historically, the gland produces cortisol and several neurotransmitters and should produce them throughout the day as needed for a variety of issues. But today, with all the stress that people are under, this gland is over-worked and basically wears out over time; causing an inability for it to continue to produce those hormones at the levels necessary to even keep us alive!
As the adrenals and other organs begin to reduce their ability to perform, that is when symptoms can occur. The problem is those symptoms don’t hit you like a train, but rather, they sneak up on you a little at a time, until one day you wake up and you look older than you really are, you feel older, you lack the drive and motivation you once had and you are simply tired. Along with these symptoms, other changes occur that lead to you feeling older, like:
- Brain fog
- Sleep issues
- Lack of motivation
Many patients see their Medical doctor who will run some tests and typically they can’t find anything wrong and then tell them that they are fine or it is all in their head or they have anxiety or are depressed.
There is a better way to address these issues and Functional Medicine understands the science behind the symptoms and many times has the answers to many of these issues.