Could You Be Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue?
Could you be suffering from adrenal fatigue?
People experiencing chronic mental, emotional, or physical stress in their lives have a higher risk of developing adrenal fatigue. Stress, regardless of its origin, can cause the adrenal glands to produce inappropriate hormone levels. This may result in skewed levels of norepinephrine, cortisol, and DHEA in the body.
When these hormones are out of whack, the body is unable to react to environmental challenges in the optimal physiological manner. This leads to several difficult side effects, depending upon which hormones are at the wrong level.
Chronic fatigue, difficulty awakening in the morning, foggy thinking, inability to complete tasks, insomnia, and decreased libido are just some of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. These result from a condition known as cortical steal, in which adrenal fatigue interferes with normal hormone production to the extent that thyroid dysfunction and sex hormone imbalances occur.
The likelihood of adrenal fatigue being the culprit rises after diseases such as diabetes and anaemia have been eliminated as possible causes through basic blood tests.
Fortunately, the treatment for adrenal fatigue is both effective and straightforward. In milder cases, adherence to a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as primarily organic and grass-fed meats, improved sleep hygiene, and a regular exercise regimen can help restore adrenal balance.
In more severe cases of adrenal fatigue, the adrenal system may require more extensive treatments to get back into working order. These include specific hormone balancing dietary recommendations, supplementary antioxidants, and the correct minerals and herbs to help reduce adrenal dysfunction. A qualified practitioner will provide the optimal prescription.
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