Adrenal Fatigue

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

What are Adrenals?  The adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) are endocrine glands that sit atop the kidneys; in humans, the right suprarenal gland is triangular shaped, while the left suprarenal gland is semilunar shaped. They are chiefly responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress through the synthesis of corticosteroids such as cortisol and catecholamines such as epinephrine. The adrenal glands affect kidney function through the secretion of aldosterone, a hormone involved in regulating the osmolarity of blood plasma.


Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue:

Difficulty getting up in the morning

Continuing fatigue, not relieved by sleep and rest

Lethargy, lack of energy to do normal daily activities

Sugar cravings

Salt cravings


Digestion problems

Increased effort needed for everyday tasks

Decreased interest in sex

Decreased ability to handle stress

Increased time needed to recover from illness, injury or traumas

Light-headed or dizzy when standing up quickly

Low mood

Less enjoyment or happiness with life

Increased PMS

Symptoms are worse if meals are skipped or inadequate

Thoughts are less focused, brain fog

Memory is poorer

Decreased tolerance for stress, noise, disorder

Don’t really wake up until after 10:00 A.M.

Afternoon low between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.

feel better after supper

Get a “second wind” in the evening and stay up late

Decreased ability to get things done-less productive

Have to keep moving-If I stop I get tried

Feeling overwhelmed by all that needs to be done

It takes all my energy to do what I have to. There’s none left over for anything or anyone else.

Come to consult with the doctor to be fully evaluated for Adrenal Fatigue


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