What is Adrenal fatigue?
Many people have heard of the phrase “Adrenal fatigue” and believe it to be the new “buzz” word in the health community. However Adrenal fatigue is so much more than that. The Adrenal glands are small glands that sit on top of our kidneys and make hormones. They are approximately the size of a walnut, however regardless of how small they are, the adrenal glands are very powerful and manufacture and secrete essential endocrine steroid hormones such as cortisol, estrogen and testosterone. One of the main functions of the adrenal glands is to help your body deal with stress, both physically and emotionally.
When the adrenal glands aren’t functioning well, your body doesn’t have the same ability to be able to maintain homeostasis (balance or equilibrium) which in turns brings about varying degrees of adrenal fatigue and associated symptoms.
Classic symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
- Having trouble getting up in the morning?
- Tired for no reason?
- Need coffee, colas, energy drinks, sodas, salty or sweet snacks to keep going?
- Feeling run down and stressed?
- Don’t feel like you are coping?
- Been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Testing for Adrenal Fatigue
There are a number of ways we can determine if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue. These include:
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Saliva tests
- Blood pressure
- Sergeants White Line Test
Treating Adrenal Fatigue
When it comes to adrenal fatigue, it isn’t a quick fix. It is a combination of treatment, lifestyle and behavioural changes that can restore the health of your adrenal glands. Depending on how long you have had adrenal fatigue for, will determine how long it will take to restore your health.
More information coming soon. In the meantime, you might find the information on this site Adrenal Fatigue very helpful
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