Are you constantly feeling sluggish, depressed, unable to handle stress, or have low energy? These symptoms could possibly mean that you are suffering from Adrenal Fatigue. you constantly feeling sluggish, depressed, unable to handle stress, or have low energy? These symptoms could possibly mean that you are suffering from Adrenal Fatigue.
What exactly is adrenal fatigue?
- Part of the endocrine system, the adrenal glands are located right above the kidneys. Not only do you have two adrenal glands, but each one is made up of two parts; the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla.
- The Adrenal Cortex is responsible for producing vital hormones for your body. These include cortisol, a hormone needed to regulate stress, and aldosterone, a hormone needed to regulate your blood pressure.
- The Adrenal Medulla is responsible for producing non-vital hormones such as adrenaline, a hormone that also helps your body cope with stress.
- Since the adrenal glands produce some vital hormones your body needs, what happens when the glands malfunction? Well, this means you could have adrenal fatigue. How can you be sure of this? Here are some signs of adrenal fatigue.
What are some sure signs of Adrenal Fatigue?
- One sign of adrenal fatigue is a lack of energy or a feeling of lethargy.
- A person suffering from Adrenal Fatigue may suffer from extreme tiredness. Also referred to as adrenal exhaustion. This exhaustion is often not relieved by rest or sleep. The reason being is that this is a hormonal effect of adrenal fatigue and not a quantifiable correlation to the number of hours you sleep.
- Another sign is being unable to cope with stress/having a high level of anxiety.
- When you suffer from adrenal fatigue, even the slightest amount of stress can seem overwhelming. This is because your body is not producing adequate levels of cortisol, adrenaline, and norepinephrine. When this happens, your body struggles to generate the enthusiasm needed to deal with, and overcome the stressful situation, leaving you apathetic as well as anxious.
- If you notice that you are tired all day but have a lot of energy at night, this may be a sign of adrenal fatigue.
- Cortisol is also responsible for working with our energy levels. An imbalance of cortisol can lead to very low amounts of energy in the morning that builds up as the day goes by. This leaves you with a lot of energy at night causing you to stay up later and can even lead to insomnia.
What can you do to help your body recover?
- You may think that adrenal fatigue can be solved by simply taking a pill. However, this is not the case. Your recovery time depends on how severe the adrenal fatigue is. One recommendation for adrenal fatigue recovery is changing your diet. Also take a look at all of the things in your life that may give you stress. Try reducing those stressful things and start doing things that make you happy. The recovery process can be a long one, but imperative for properly producing vital hormones your body needs to live a healthy life.
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At D’Brant Infinite Wellness, we specialize in adrenal fatigue and can help you make the right choices to get your life back on track. Visit our office to find out more on how to get started on the recovery process today.