Dr. Mylinh Vo, ND, ABAAHP • Anti-Aging & Bio-Identical Hormone Specialist Since 1997

Adrenal Function Assessment

Below is a list of symptoms often seen in the cases of adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue:


  • Lingering mild fatigue after exertion or stress
  • Get tired and exhaust easily
  • Craving for salty foods
  • Sensitive to minor changes in weather and surroundings
  • Dizzy when rising or standing up from a kneeling position
  • Dark bluish or black circles under your eyes
  • Catch colds or infections easily
  • Wounds heal slowly
  • Feel puffy and swollen all over your body
  • Skin is gradually tanning without exposure to sun or the ingestion of high levels of carotene-rich foods (e.g: carrot juice) or supplements
  • Feel more tired after exercise, “exercise intolerance”
  • Feel sensitive to bright light or sunlight – need to wear sun glasses often
  • Having frequent urination without symptoms of urinary tract infection, feeling like water just “goes through” the body
  • Having premenstrual syndrome symptoms or fertility issues
  • Feel run down, irritable, “can’t cope any longer” kind of stress
  • Feel anxious and edgy with heart palpitations, insomnia, etc…
  • Having chronic muscle and join pain problem
  • Been diagnosed with bone loss (osteopenia, osteoporosis)
  • Poor memory, difficulty with concentration
  • Experiencing alcohol intolerance
  • Chemically sensitive to all strong odors, fumes, etc…
  • Low thyroid functions – fatigue, easy weight gain, low body temperature
  • Problems with regulating blood sugar – tendency for low blood sugar

If you experience most or all of these symptoms on a daily basis, please ask Dr. Vo about the Adrenal Stress Index test and getting your adrenal glands’ functions restored and balanced. There are various treatment options available to you to improve your energy production, muscle and joint function, immune system health, bone health, sleep quality, etc… in other words, your vitality!

By Dr. Mylinh Vo, ND, ABAAHP