Is Adrenal Fatigue Causing You to Gain Weight?

Is Adrenal Fatigue Causing You to Gain Weight?

Our hormones are such an important part of our bodies and how our systems work. They are the chemical messengers of your body and will send specific instructions to the different organs in your system—and they influence more than most people think. When your hormones are balanced and able to work in the way they are supposed to—your system will stay up and running like it is supposed to. If your hormones are imbalanced, then it can start to cause a number of issues.

One of these issues is unexpected weight gain.

Studies have shown that hormonal imbalance and adrenal fatigue can be to blame for unexplained weight gain. 

So, what exactly is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue happens when there is an imbalance in your cortisol rhythm. Cortisol is one of the several hormones that is secreted from our adrenal glands.

This rhythm imbalance occurs when cortisol is high when it is supposed to be low and low when it is supposed to be high. Adrenal fatigue is, more specifically, a dysfunction of your brain’s ability to communicate with your adrenals. It is primarily an issue with brain stress.

There are a number of side effects that can come as a result of adrenal fatigue, with unexpected weight gain and issues losing weight being some of the most common. Other side effects that accompany this weight gain issue include:

  • Fatigue in the afternoon
  • Low sex drive 
  • Trouble staying asleep at night
  • Craving salty or sugary foods
  • Dizziness when standing up too quickly.
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Weak nails and brittle hair
  • Afternoon headaches
  • Moodiness

If you are struggling with these issues along with unexpected weight gain—then you may be struggling with adrenal fatigue. Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we can run tests to track your cortisol levels and determine if adrenal fatigue is to blame for your unexpected weight gain.

We also have a number of different hormonal treatments that can reverse the effects of adrenal fatigue, help your hormones rebalance themselves, and most importantly, get rid of those serious side effects such as unexplained weight gain.

If you have questions about adrenal fatigue or are looking for ways to get to the bottom of your unexpected weight gain—give us a call here at LT Men’s Clinic. You can reach us at 817-369-3605 to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you not only understand the causes of adrenal fatigue but to help make sure that you get the treatment that you need to get this issue under control.