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Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can take many forms, sometimes manifesting physically in the form of back pain, headaches, migraines or numbness and tingling. You may experience a rapid heart rate, constipation and diarrhea, or even panic attacks, which for some people can have a similar feeling to a heart attack.

Individuals dealing with stress and anxiety may struggle with:

  • Getting healthy restful sleep
  • Relaxing and enjoying social situations
  • Feeling 'frozen' or unable to complete basic daily tasks
  • Repetitive worries, questions or uncomfortable thoughts
  • Feeling dizzy or light-headed
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Easily strained or pulled muscles

Symptoms of stress-induced adrenal fatigue

One of the most common signs of hormone-induced stress is the sensation of feeling “wired and tired.” This means that even though you are awake and may feel jittery, there is still a lingering feeling of fatigue. Increased levels of stress are often linked to adrenal fatigue, as well as symptoms related to stress and anxiety.

The cause of adrenal fatigue

Your adrenal glands (located on top of the kidneys) are responsible for producing adrenaline. Adrenaline is a hormone that kicks in when you’re in a dangerous or stressful situation. If someone is chronically stressed, then the adrenal glands can become overworked.

As your body recognizes the dysfunction in your adrenal glands, it initially tries to overcompensate by working harder to push out more adrenaline. The additional adrenaline may cause bouts of anxiety or even panic attacks. Elevated adrenaline levels can lead to your body producing more cortisol, a stress hormone. Higher levels of cortisol can then lead to further sleep disruption.

All-natural remedies for stress

Staying on top of your adrenal health is a key factor in maintaining or improving your quality of life, sleep, weight and overall wellness. Regular maintenance checks and naturopathic medicine can help measure your adrenal health and spot adrenal challenges before they become major issues.

Both of our holistic clinics in Menomonee Falls & New Berlin take an integrative approach to treating adrenal fatigue. We are now serving Milwaukee, Waukesha, Menomonee Falls, New Berlin & beyond.

Contact Total Health Nutrition Center for a free consultation at either our Menomonee Falls or New Berlin clinics.

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Almost 3 years ago now, I had horrible fatigue, back pain, neck pain, chest pain, horrible stomach pain, migraines, pain in my neck, troubles sleeping, depression, and half the food I ate made everything worse. I couldn’t function normal half the days of the week. My normal doctor just diagnosed me as having IBS. Total Health found what was actually wrong with my body (root problems not symptoms) and treated those problems with natural solutions. It took at least 6 months before I noticed significant changes. But, today I have no ongoing pain anymore and depression issues. I got my life back, ... Read More

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What was your health like before you came to see us? Physically, I was overweight and my joints were stiff and sore. I had “brain fog” at various times and became easily overwhelmed at perceived difficult tasks or events. My emotions or feelings would be on an up and down cycle, with sometimes overeating to various life events. Also, my skin was dry around my eyes and hands. How is your health now? My weight has decreased (and this wasn’t my number 1 goal!) I am no longer experiencing stiffness or pain in my joints. I’m waking up in the morning feeling more rested. My ‘brain fog’ has disappear... Read More

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What was it like before you came in to see us? Before coming in, I had a lot of difficulty with anxiety, bloating, headaches. All around feeling lousy! I seemed to have very little energy and after walking up two flights of stairs, I would be breathless! I also ate a lot of the wrong foods. Too much sugar. I had a nervous feeling all the time. How is it now? After sticking with the new eating habits and taking supplements, I can honestly say I feel 100% better. I would recommend anyone who wants to improve their health and overall well-being to come and see Dr. Johnson. You won’t regret it. I ... Read More

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What was it like before you came to see us? I generally felt a lack of energy and increasingly periods of highs & lows with regard to mental focus and agility. I was having some difficulties with weight fluctuation and sometimes a feeling of being bloated. At times I would also have periods of feeling anxious that would impact my general sense of well-being. How is your health now? I am making excellent progress. I feel much more focused and no longer feel that afternoon drop of energy. I no longer experience the feeling of always being tired and fatigued. My weight has steadily dropped 5 mont... Read More

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Martin Johnson

DHM, Owner and Natural Health Consultant


Martin has spent more than 25 years researching and educating people how to take back their health. He can be found guest lecturing throughout the year on natural health topics. He has a passion to help identify root causes of health conditions and help turn the momentum of his client’s health in a positive direction.

Monica A. Judge

Licensed Acupuncturist, MSOM, B.S. Nutrition


Monica has been practicing acupuncture since 2008. She is licensed by the state of Wisconsin and nationally board certified by the NCCAOM.

Karen Peplin

Licensed Massage Therapist & Licensed Acupuncturist


Karen has an extensive background in both acupuncture and massage therapy. She is board certified in acupuncture since 2009 and as a licensed Massage Therapist since 1995.

Cindy Welch

BS in Human Nutrition and MS in Clinical Nutrition


Cindy has a passion for nutrition which led to her career as a functional nutritionist. She received her bachelors degree in Human Nutrition and Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. Cindy has worked for over 20 years with clients on improving their nutrition and positively empowering them to make lasting lifestyle changes that improve their health.

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