women's health

Adrenal Fatigue - Symptoms and Underlying Issues

Adrenal Fatigue - Symptoms and Underlying Issues

Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe the group of symptoms that are said to occur by people who are under long-term physical, mental or emotional stress.  Supports of adrenal fatigue believe the problem begins when the many different stresses of life become too much for the body to handle. Our adrenal glands (the small organs located above the kidneys) usually produce hormones like cortisol to deal with stress.  But when people are faced with long-term stress that becomes too much to handle, their adrenal glands can no longer keep up with the body’s needs. When this starts to happen, symptoms of adrenal fatigue may start to appear.

Managing Fibroids: Beyond the Knife

Managing Fibroids: Beyond the Knife

Fibroids are benign muscular tumors that appear on the uterus. Some are so small they are invisible to the naked eye; women with fibroids this small rarely experience symptoms or even know they have them. In other cases, however, fibroids can grow quite large and grow in clusters. Although they are almost always non-cancerous, these growths can cause a host of problems, including pain and bleeding.

Prevent SAD this season with Holistic Medicine

Prevent SAD this season with Holistic Medicine

As we trudge deeper into the depths winter, many people experience some degree of mood change. We feel less motivated, sentimental, anxious or depressed. For some, these changes are slight and manageable; they may simply feel a bit more fatigued, have a harder time waking up in the morning, or occasionally feel bummed out. With the cold and grey weather, a lot of people opt to stay home, which can lead to feelings of isolation. Although Denver winters can be beautiful, sunny and full of outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, and winter hiking, we become more sedentary. Winter has a clear effect on us -- and our bodies respond to that change.