Adrenal Fatigue | Dr. Marcia Byrd | Atlanta, GADuring periods of good health it is easy to take the complex functioning of the human body for granted. However, when one or more of the body’s systems are unable to perform at a normal level, the homeostatic balance of our bodies becomes skewed, and we experience a series of potentially debilitating symptoms and health issues. Adrenal fatigue and low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism) are two examples of the potential problems that arise when our body is unable to handle the demands placed on it. Adrenal hormones and thyroid hormones are closely linked to one another, meaning that when one is out of balance, the other becomes imbalanced as well. Therefore, any treatment aimed at correcting low thyroid hormone levels, must also address and treat improper adrenal functioning. At Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, Dr. Marcia Byrd, M.D. will evaluate your adrenal and thyroid hormone levels, and will work with you to create a customized treatment plan tailored to restore your body to a state of equilibrium, leaving you feeling physically and emotionally rejuvenated and energized.

Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are responsible for activating the body’s responses to emotional, physical and/or psychological stressors by releasing hormones that regulate your immune system, heart rate, energy production and muscle tone. When faced with a severe stressor (i.e., physical or emotional trauma), or periods of chronic stress, the adrenal glands can become overstimulated and then ‘fatigued,’ (unable to resume hormone production at normal levels), which can result in a myriad of problematic physical and emotional symptoms.

Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:

  • Feeling inexplicably tired despite getting a sufficient amount of sleep
  • Feeling consistently exhausted or rundown
  • Difficulty recovering from illness or stress
  • Intense cravings for sweet and salty snacks
  • Diminished mental acuity and difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling a general sense of malaise and depression

Although the symptoms of adrenal fatigue can wreak havoc on our everyday lives, this problem can be addressed and ameliorated with proper treatment. At Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, located in Roswell, Georgia, Dr. Marcia Byrd, M.D., is highly experienced diagnosing and treating the condition of adrenal fatigue. Dr. Byrd will work with you to assess your current adrenal functioning, and create a customized treatment plan to repair your adrenal system, restore your immune system, increase your energy levels, and improve your overall quality of life.

Low Thyroid

Thyroid hormone regulates the metabolic rate of every cell in the body, and has a direct impact on the maintenance of normal body temperature, digestion, fertility, heart rate, respiration rate, and metabolism. Approximately 30 million women and 15 million men suffer from improper thyroid function (the majority of these cases being hypothyroidism—low thyroid functioning), which can be an extremely serious disorder, and can lead to a number of problematic health issues, including:

  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Rough dry skin
  • Irregular menses
  • Fluid retention
  • Poor circulation
  • Exhaustion
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Swollen feet and legs at night
  • Diminished sex drive
  • Inability to tolerate the cold
  • Allergies
  • Acne
  • Hair loss: front and back
  • Loss of night vision
  • Tingling in feet or hands
  • Hoarse voice
  • Dry, brittle hair and nails
  • Low blood pressure
  • Joint stiffness
  • Difficulty sleeping

A number of factors can impair proper thyroid functioning, including: chronic inflammation, exposure to mercury and environmental toxins such as pesticides, nutritional deficiencies, celiac disease, and chronic stress. Traditional tests of thyroid function often focus solely on TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels, which does not provide a comprehensive analysis of thyroid functioning, and leaves many patients suffering from hypothyroidism undiagnosed and untreated. At Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, we provide comprehensive evaluations and diagnostic analysis of thyroid function. We conduct thorough lab testing and in-depth medical histories of our patients, and if thyroid hormone levels are found to be abnormal, we have a number of efficient treatment measures to restore the thyroid to optimal functioning.

Dr. Marcia Byrd and her team of experts care for patients throughout the United States and Canada. Locally, Dr. Byrd services the North Atlanta, GA area including Roswell GA, Alpharetta GA, Milton GA, Woodstock GA, Canton GA, Dunwoody GA, Sandy Springs, GA and more. If you would like more information about adrenal fatigue and low thyroid call (770) 587-1711 and schedule a consultation. Be the best you can be and live a full life – there is no reason to wait!