In our modern world where people are constantly exposed to a lot of stress and toxins, maintaining a good sleeping habit and healthy diet can be difficult at times.
Our lifestyle, which revolves around the demands of work, school, or even the day-today living, requires a lot from our bodies. Long term exposure to such may severely affect our health, causing chronic illness and fatigue.
Our body is always struggling to expel the toxins we accumulate in our system. On top of this, our adrenal glands continue to produce cortisol as we experience more stress. This in turn affects the production of other hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, often leading to adrenal fatigue, which may lead to serious complications if not treated.
What Do the Adrenal Glands Do?
The adrenal glands or suprarenal glands are two small triangular-shaped organs located on top of each kidney. Both glands have two parts: the cortex and medulla. They produce various types of hormones, specifically those that assist in synchronizing the body’s metabolism, blood pressure, response to stress, immune system, and other functions2.
These hormones include the aldosterone, epinephrine, and adrenaline. Aldosterone helps keep track of our blood pressure. On the other hand, epinephrine, the fight or flight hormone also known as adrenaline, increases our heart rate and insulin level and relaxes the muscles in our airways for better breathing. Cortisol affects our immune system and metabolism2.
Adrenal Fatigue: Causes and Symptoms
There are a lot of stresses in today’s lifestyle that generally overwhelm our adrenal glands. The body’s high demand for hormones, such as the adrenaline, to fulfill our fight or flight arousal can lead to what we call adrenal fatigue.
The term adrenal fatigue is not medically accepted as a diagnosis. It is a lay term used to specify a collection of symptoms3 such as, nervousness, fatigue, body aches, low sex drive, digestive problems, and sleep disturbances.
Although the adrenal glands produce hormones that help our bodies work effectively, they are incapable of handling the constant demands and stress that we encounter in today’s modern society.
The glands need time to recover, and this happens when we sleep. However, even sleep, induced by the release of the melatonin hormone, is delayed by our smartphones, laptops, and other blue light-induced devices. As such, the glands are subjected to constant stress, not receiving any rest, and resulting in a lot of body aches that fall under the term adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue1 is the result of overworked adrenal glands, making them incapable of keeping up with the demands for the hormones they produce. The effects1 of the fatigue can be any of the following: tiredness, salt cravings, decreased immune system, difficulty getting up in the morning, increased energy at night, inability to handle stress, and caffeine dependence.
Other symptoms3 such as unexplained weight loss, lightheadedness, skin discoloration, and low blood pressure can also be experienced by those undergoing this condition.
Most people are unaware of the symptoms and continue on with their lifestyle, unmindful of the dangerous effects it can have in the long run.
There are various minor approaches for treating this kind of fatigue. The first step is to allow your body to heal by resting1. This does not just mean taking a break from work or school but also unplugging from your phones, social media, and other devices.
Tai chi or yoga is also advised for you to have your own peaceful time. These measures will help you sleep much earlier.
Having at least one day of these activities every week is enough for your overworked adrenal glands to recuperate.
Another treatment option is ozone therapy. It is one of the safest and non-invasive procedures that can help the body fight toxins, bacteria/ viruses and can even elevate our energy level and detoxify the body.
The infusion of ozone (O3)4 — both an oxidant and antioxidant – into the body can stimulate it to function effectively. Ozone has a third oxygen atom that is attached to it and that is responsible for providing the positive benefits that ozone therapy is known for.
Its infusion into the body enhances the interaction of lipids and amino acids, paving the way for the efficient delivery of oxygen to our cells and tissues, in turn increasing our body’s energy level4.
Ozone therapy provides a lot of medically-proven benefits. Having an increased supply of oxygen in our body can help with breathing disorders like COPD, as well as with blood circulation, digestion, improved organ function, hormone regulation, wound healing, and others. It also provides anti-aging and anti-inflammation benefits.
The therapy is safe and causes few side effects. It is administered using an ozone generator, with accurate therapeutic doses of the ozone gas, depending on the prescribed or chosen method of administration. Among these are through insufflation, intramuscular or intravenous injection, or bagging but never through inhalation since it can cause serious problems to the lungs5.
Ozone therapy plays a significant role in supporting the effectiveness of other treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation while also boosting the patient’s cellular energy production and oxygen utilization. It is also helpful in treating chronic fatigue syndrome and autoimmune disease8.
Ozone Therapy for Adrenal Fatigue
If recreation and relaxation are not options within your current lifestyle in order to give your adrenal glands the rest they need, you may consider ozone therapy as an alternative. It is now recognized as an effective treatment for adrenal fatigue’s symptoms6. The infusion of oxygen to the patient’s body will provide immediate relief from various body aches, sleep problems, and other forms of stress.
Although adrenal fatigue is commonly caused by stress and an unhealthy lifestyle, it can also be caused by adrenal insufficiency, which may result from autoimmune disorders, fungal/viral infections, and in some rare cases, cancer and genetic factors.
Ozone addresses these adrenal insufficiencies, as it strengthens the immune system and the body’s ability to fight diseases and infections. In the process, the oxygenation of the cells and tissues lead to a more relaxed mood and a lower stress level, in turn resulting in reduced body pains and improved sleep2.
Blood ozone therapy1 or IV ozone (major autohemotherapy) is an effective method for rebooting the patient’s mitochondria. This also involves restoring the adrenal glands, as the mitochondria is the source of energy for all our cells. Blood ozone therapy can develop the patient’s overall well-being and energy by helping the body fix itself1.
Blood ozone therapy’s administration7 involves drawing out the patient’s blood then mixing it with ozone, after which it will be infused back into the patient’s body. The treatment usually takes around 45 minutes and is strictly performed by trained medical practitioners in a recognized clinic.
Benefits7 of Ozone therapy for adrenal fatigue patients include reduced inflammation, oxygenation of the muscles, regeneration of damaged nerves, alleviation of back pain, increased oxygen in the blood cells, and the reactivation of the antioxidant system.
One of the primary reasons for the efficacy of using ozone therapy in the treatment of adrenal fatigue symptoms is that the infusion of oxygen activates the mechanisms within the body that stimulate it to heal itself7.
Adrenal fatigue is pervasive in today’s world and if taken lightly, can result in serious imbalances in the body’s fluid and electrolyte balance, hormone secretion, organs’ physiological processes, and cellular metabolism.
Adrenal fatigue can go largely unnoticed because it cannot be diagnosed by traditional tests. As such, if you happen to feel that you have any of the recurring symptoms mentioned in this article, it is highly suggested that you get advice from a trained physician or an endocrinologist and from there, consider undergoing ozone therapy.
Ozone therapy for adrenal fatigue provides a safe and effective alternative for people who are suffering from adrenal fatigue, as it can promote healing as well as detoxify the body at the same time.
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- John Hopkins Medicine. (n.d.). Adrenal glands. Retrieved from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/adrenal-glands
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