Meet Heather, an insurance executive with a career full of extreme responsibility and long hours. At 58 years old, her day often started at 7:00 a.m. due to their US partners.
She was very active on the home front, entertaining, plus enjoying travel with her husband. She knew how to balance it all until she hit menopause and started to struggle with lack of sleep, night sweats, extreme daytime fatigue, poor food choices, and often using food and drink as stimulants.
Her signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance varied from difficulty getting up in the morning, to memory loss, body aches and decreased productivity. Her fatigue was so high she often had to pull over to the side of the road for a power nap on her way to work. Her Integrative Practitioner told her it was Adrenal Fatigue and common condition of Menopause.
After many visits to the doctor, she was offered sleeping pills and told that Adrenal Fatigue was a lay term, not a diagnosis. While her doctor was correct, she offered Heather little hope for her collection of non-specific symptoms. As those symptoms became overwhelming, Heather’s body was unable to manage her stress and keep up with the level of demands in her life.
By the time Heather and I met she was consumed with fatigue and frustration, as are many women her age. As a no-nonsense businessperson who expected results, she began with the Saliva Hormone Test to get a clear picture of her situation. Within weeks she was on the road to recovery as her symptoms quickly started to resolve after months of suffering. Her tailored solutions consisted of natural supplements specifically targeted and dosed to marry to her test results.
As Heather explained, it’s easy to dismiss these feelings/experiences, attribute them to other causes, hope they’ll just resolve themselves, or prioritize other things (and people) ahead of them. It’s what women often do. However, if you are experiencing menopause with multiple unmanageable symptoms there may be a link to your adrenal gland. Once we understand the link and, more importantly, how to provide our body with support, we can make appropriate choices, and transition more easily along the menopause journey.