Humaira Quraishi, ND, MS
Naturopathic Doctor & Certified Nutrition Consultant located in Fort Lee, NJ & Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Are you always exhausted, but can’t seem to get a good night’s rest? Do you have unexplained body aches? You may be struggling with adrenal fatigue, which is a condition brought on by chronic stress. Humaira Quraishi, ND, MS, takes an integrative and holistic approach to care that focuses on getting to the root of the problem. At her practice in Fort Lee, New Jersey, she specializes in the management of adrenal fatigue using naturopathic therapies to help you feel like your usual self. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today.
Adrenal Fatigue Q&A
What is adrenal fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe various symptoms that affect your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. These symptoms often occur in people who experience chronic stress.
Your adrenal glands are small glands found on your kidneys. These glands produce hormones that are essential to life, including sex hormones and cortisol.
Cortisol regulates your blood pressure, decreases inflammation, and controls your body’s use of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. It’s also a stress hormone that boosts your energy and sharpens your reaction time to help you manage emergency or life-threatening situations.
Though cortisol is essential for helping you manage stress, chronic stress overworks your adrenal glands, leading to adrenal fatigue.
What are adrenal fatigue symptoms?
Adrenal fatigue symptoms vary in type and severity. Common symptoms include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Difficulty sleeping
- Digestive problems
- Body aches
- Food cravings
You may be at greater risk of developing adrenal fatigue if you have a stressful job, you’re a shift worker, or you’re a single parent.
If you’re experiencing these symptoms and want to feel more like your usual self, Dr. Quraishi can help.
What happens during an adrenal fatigue consultation?
Dr. Quraishi takes a holistic approach to care and focuses on your whole health and well-being, not just your symptoms. When you come in with concerns about adrenal fatigue, her goal is to get to the root of the problem so you get the most effective treatment.
During your consultation, Dr. Quraishi asks detailed questions about your symptoms, stressors, daily routine, work life, home life, and your diet and exercise habits. She also reviews your medical history, family history, and the types of medications and supplements you take.
To get to the root of your symptoms, she orders extensive lab work to look for:
- Hormone imbalance
- Food allergies
- Environmental allergies
- Nutrient deficiencies
The data collected from your labs helps Dr. Quraishi fully understand your body’s biochemical and physiological functions so she can create a personalized and effective treatment plan.
How is adrenal fatigue treated?
Dr. Quraishi uses naturopathic therapies to treat adrenal fatigue. Your personalized treatment plan may include:
- Nutrition therapy
- Herbal medicine
- Therapeutic-grade nutrition supplementation
- Stress management
- Exercise regimen
- Healthy sleep routine
- Cleanse and detox
She schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and health. She also repeats your lab work to make sure the therapies are working.
Adrenal fatigue makes it hard for you to keep up with your daily responsibilities. To get the help you need, call the office of Humaira Quraishi ND, MS, or book an appointment online today.