System Wide Failure of Health Often Caused By This One Thing

A poorly functioning adrenal gland can produce a system wide failure of health.

These are some of the issues you may be confronting if you have a type of adrenal failure also called adrenal fatigue.

The adrenal gland has to be mobilized to fight all offending stresses and toxins, and if the adrenal system gets overwhelmed, and cannot produce these needed defenses, you begin to have poor health, poor fitness, poor libido, and premature aging.

DHEA produced by the adrenal gland is one such health defender. DHEA is a steroid precursor. It’s balance is critical and an often overlooked aspect of fatigue. And decreases in the serum levels of this hormone can lead to a variety of problems including genitourinary system, skeleton, vasomotor system, skin, brain, cardiovascular system and perhaps all other… and both hair loss and vaginal irritation or dryness.

Hair loss can oddly be due to too much DHEA, like women with PCOS, or in the case of adrenal fatigue, too little DHEA. Simple blood testing can reveal what your level is.

Breast sagging, breast discomfort, breast enlargement, and breast changes can signal adrenal and DHEA changes.

Pubic hair changes can be secondary to DHEA changes. The pubic hair appearance and underarm (axillary) hair, comes from a separate but similar hormonal influences. And changes in adrenal hormones can cause loss of pubic hair as well.

Adrenal stress can be confused with other conditions, and it can manifest by several symptoms, and tested for with blood work, but one obvious physical sign may just be losing pubic hair, even if you have not yet noticed a change in the loss of hair from your head. It is possible that women can notice the hair loss before symptoms of vaginal again, called VVA have begun. Factors that cause graying of hair and factors that cause hair loss might be related, but they may be separate as well. Age and medication and stress are more likely to be related to graying of the hair, rather than loss of hair. It is best to come in and gab with your gyno to determine whether any hormone imbalances are causing hair greying, hair loss, VVA, fatigue, weight gain, all the things you think of when you think of adrenal stress.

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Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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