Is it adrenal fatigue? Hypothyroidism? Estrogen dominance? It's never just one thing.
These all represent very common symptoms patients are feeling and of those I see everyday in my practice. Women depend on a proper OAT axis - a three legged stool. When one leg is out, the whole system starts to crumble.
OAT AXIS = OVARY ADRENAL THYROID
Common Symptoms of OAT Dysfunction
Depression or Anxiety
Irregular or heavy periods
Sugar and caffeine cravings
Irritability between meals
Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and not waking feeling rested
Catching every cold or feeling sick often
Lightheaded or dizziness from changing positions
Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
I usually start with addressing the adrenals. When you have better handle on your stress, your energy increases!
Here are some lab tests I recommend:
Estradiol, FSH, LH (Best tested on Day 3 of your menstrual cycle)
Progesterone (Best tested on Day 19-22 of your menstrual cycle)
Adrenal Stress Index test
Dutch Complete with Cycle Mapping
Thyroid panel: TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, Anti-TPO, Anti-thyroglobulin
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
Additional testing may be necessary based on your individual needs
I order these tests to correctly evaluate your INDIVIDUAL condition.
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