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ADRENAL FATIGUE

ADRENAL FATIGUE

· Are you feeling run down and stressed?

· Tired for no reason?

· Having trouble getting out of bed and going in the morning?

· Are you using colas, sugar, coffee or sweet snacks to keep going?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then you may be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue.

Adrenal Fatigue is a health disorder that can affect anyone, especially women who experience persistent emotional of physical stress. It can contribute to other health conditions including allergies to obesity. In spite of its common appearance in our modern world, it has been largely ignored and untreated by the medical community.

What is it and how do you get Adrenal Fatigue? Sometimes called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Other names of this disorder include non Addison’s hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, neurasthenia, adrenal neurasthenia, and adrenal apathy. This is a collection of signs and symptoms known as a syndrome that is brought about by when the adrenal glands begin to function below their necessary level. In our society prolonged stress is the culprit but is not limited to daily stress but all stress brought about by diseases or illness such as upper respiratory illness, bronchitis, influenza or even pneumonia. Also note that this fatigue is not relieved by sleep.

Adrenal fatigue can rob you of a zest for life and as it progresses, every organ system in the body becomes affected. Biological and cellular and enzymatic process become profoundly affected, metabolism of protein, carbohydrate, fluid and electrolyte function become more involved.

HOW DO I GET ADRENAL FATIGUE?

Your adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones which help you to cope with stress. The hormones of Adrenaline and Cortisol are the ones produced during stressful situations, they are also known as the fight or flight response of the body. As with any organ of the body they have a finite limit on how long and how much they can produce without resting. In Adrenal Fatigue your adrenal glands function, but not enough to maintain your normal, healthy homeostasis. Their output overtime diminishes due to over-stimulation. Over-stimulation can be caused by a very intense stress or chronic stress. I find that many women have hormonal stress due to imbalances and over time develop into chronic stress and Adrenal Fatigue.

Today’s modern super woman, works a full or part time job, cares for children in the home, does all the chores of a housewife and mother and even cares for the family pet. With a dual career and improper diet causes constant stress along with poor nutrition and very little sleep perhaps from over-activity or hormone imbalances and you have adrenal fatigue in the making. Anytime a medical treatment includes the use of corticosteroids in cases of poison-ivy or asthma has a tendency to suppress our normal output of cortisol and sometimes takes a long time to come back on line and work again, this again produces an adrenal insufficiency.

What to Do if You Have Adrenal Fatigue

· Eliminate stress or find a better way to cope.

· Spend time on yourself and relax, relax, relax

o Cinema Therapy: See a good movie with a friend or lover

o Yoga, meditation, prayer and time alone for yourself

o Get a good relaxing therapeutic message

Resolve hormone imbalances by testing and treatment along with adrenal function tests. Seek the advice of you medical professional and don’t take no for an answer, “It’s not in your head, and you are not crazy, it’s real.

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