Chronic Fatigue & Adrenals: Understanding Your Energy Levels

Constant tiredness is not something we should accept as normal. In a fast-paced world, it can feel as though our fatigue is simply a function of how we live. Often, though, constant feelings of tiredness are indicative of something deeper going on physiologically. At Livingspring Wellbeing in Aberdeen, we are committed to helping you identify and address the possible causes of this fatigue, getting you back to a happier and healthier place.

What is Chronic Fatigue?

Chronic fatigue is a broad-ranging condition that comes with a wide variety of symptoms. In general, it will leave you feeling tired all the time, even after a good rest. Addressing it typically requires a focus on several factors, such as your diet, hormonal imbalances and possible infections. As nutritional therapists, we can help you understand how your diet and lack of nutrition may be affecting your energy levels on a daily basis.

How I Can Help

At Livingspring Wellbeing in Aberdeen, our expertise starts with being able to properly identify what aspects of your life and habits may be causing your problems. I can look at triggers in your life such as hormonal imbalances, nutritional insufficiencies, and other aspects of your life. When we have identified possible root causes of your fatigue, we can then look at addressing that through nutritional therapy in combination with other methods. You’ll notice the difference in very short order and with my help, you will ultimately be able to get your energy levels back and live life to the fullest again.

Nutritional Therapy: Explained

What we eat is one of the biggest factors in how we feel from day to day, especially when it comes to energy levels. Our nutritional therapy programmes in Aberdeen aim to take an individualised approach to your health, looking at you as an individual and coming up with tailored support. Alongside other forms of treatment, nutritional therapy can be extremely effective at tackling feelings of chronic fatigue. Above all, we prioritise a supportive and comforting environment where you can feel at ease in working towards your goals with us.

Do you feel tired despite a good sleep the previous night? Do you struggle with brain fog all day and need to depend on several cups of coffee to get you through the day?

These symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Memory Loss
  • Pain
  • Rapid Ageing and more

Understanding the things that damage your mitochondria — toxins, infections, insufficient nutrients, allergens and stress – and ways to support the mitochondria is crucial to start feeling your healthy best. Your adrenal glands produce cortisol, a hormone known as the fight-or-flight response to stress.

Chronic stress may lead to an adrenal imbalance. Cortisol levels are generally low at night and high in the morning, but sometimes it may be reversed – low in the morning, making it harder to wake up, or high at night, causing insomnia. However, consistently low cortisol levels may lead to:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Low Libido
  • Mental Fatigue
  • Cravings for salt or sweets

Additionally, an adrenal imbalance can result in increased PMS/menopausal symptoms, constipation, a weakened immune system, a feeling of not fully rested after a night’s sleep or difficulty losing weight.

Get in Touch

If you do suffer from chronic fatigue and find yourself unable to do basic things without tremendous effort, there may be more going on than simple tiredness. With Livingspring Wellbeing, we can help you to identify and alleviate the root causes of your fatigue together. If you have any questions or you would like to book a consultation in Aberdeen, get in touch today.