Victoria Fenton - Functional Medicine Consultant, Nutritionist & Health Coach

Functional Medicine, Naturopathic Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing Coaching
In-person Consultations in London, Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough and at your home in Kent/Sussex. Virtual, Online Consultations & Coaching offered Worldwide
Adrenal Health, or HPA Axis Dysregulation – Victoria Fenton
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Adrenal Health, or HPA Axis Dysregulation

Many of my clients have received a ‘diagnosis’ of “Adrenal Fatigue” and don’t know what to do or where to turn.  I work extensively with in-depth testing to fully flesh out the balance and the signalling of both adrenal and sex hormones – and what your body is doing with each of them, their metabolites and the intricate relationship and cycling of all of these messengers.

Though I specialise in digestive health and immune conditions, adrenal health and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA Axis) is a fundamental element of overall wellbeing and the healing process.

In so many of my clients, HPA Axis dysregulation is part of their clinical picture and I don’t always specifically test for this if fatigue and general wellbeing are resolved as a matter of course for treatment.  However, I am always mindful of the power of restoring adrenal health and balanced cortisol levels and am tweaking dietary intake to optimise adrenal wellbeing: from balancing carbohydrates/proteins/fats to ensuring blood sugar balance through tweaking meal timing.

Adrenal cortisol and HPA Axis Dysregulation can be the symptom of so many things and I work closely with all of my clients presenting with these issues to really hone in on what is creating excess stress in their lives - from diet and lifestyle, to social relationships and work, sleep, mental and emotional stress.

HPA Axis dysfunction can be linked to a broader hormonal issues, including having a direct impact on sex hormones, fertility and PMS/PCOS problems.  I know from personal experience how affecting hormonal dysregulation can be – and worked hard to bring my own sex hormones into balance after over 13 years of HPA axis dysfunction which knocked all of my hormones off course.

I work with my clients to restore their hormonal function (including working on sex hormones and fertility) from a multi-pronged perspective: diet, supplements as required, supportive protocols, restorative herbs and lifestyle guidance.

If you have an adrenal or sex hormone concern, please don’t hesitate to contact me today.

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