Executive / Professional Burnout
For 20 years now, Privé-Swiss has been offering a comprehensive treatment program for ALL aspects of burnout (including adrenal fatigue and other physical/functional issues). Our program is based on the belief that “stress” is a chronic, debilitating condition that affects all aspects of an individual’s life: psychological/emotional/physical/spiritual. Dr. Bojana Weatherly, Functional and Integrated Medicine Physician is available to provide a totally customized, comprehensive assessment with treatment plan to get to the root of the issues, as well as alleviate the many challenging symptoms that may be present with severe burn out.
Burnout can best be defined as a major breakdown in the energy producing systems of the body. Burnout differs from simple fatigue in that one can recover from fatigue with a good night’s sleep or a vacation, whereas burnout cannot be corrected simply with rest.
People suffering from burnout generally have these identifiable characteristics: (1) chronic fatigue; (2) anger at those making demands; (3) self-criticism for putting up with the demands; (4) cynicism, negativity, and irritability; (5) a sense of being besieged; and (6) hair-trigger display of emotions.
The most common complaints seen in doctors’ offices today include fatigue, depression, anxiety, allergies, digestive problems, insomnia, candida and hypoglycemia. These and many other symptoms can often be traced to a poorly understood syndrome, referred to as the adrenal burnout syndrome.
Adrenal fatigue is an increasingly common yet sometimes controversial diagnosis used to indicate depletion of the adrenal glands. Cortisol is a hormone released by the adrenals for use in the regulation of blood pressure. In response to stress, the adrenals release greater amounts of cortisol. Adrenal fatigue is thought to occur when the adrenals have become overtaxed by excess cortisol release and can no longer produce levels of cortisol necessary for optimal body function.
Your adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones that are essential to life. The medical term “adrenal insufficiency” refers to inadequate production of one or more of these hormones as a result of an underlying disease or surgery.
Signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency may include:
- Body aches
- Unexplained weight loss
- Low blood pressure
- Loss of body hair
- Skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation)
Adrenal insufficiency can be diagnosed by blood tests and special stimulation tests that show inadequate levels of adrenal hormones.
(Dr. Bojana Weatherly, Functional and Integrated Medicine Physician specializes in treatment of Adrenal Fatigue)