Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a collections of signs and symptoms caused by chronic low level stress. The constant stress caused by our environment beat up our adrenal glands and over time they begin to function at a sub-optimal level. The main symptom being a chronic fatigue or tiredness that is not remedied by sleep. This is a syndrome that can really wreak havoc on your life. Low energy and tiredness are among the most common reasons patients seek help from a doctor. Despite being so common, it is often challenging to come up with a diagnosis, as many medical problems can cause fatigue. It can be frustrating for clinicians and patients when a clear-cut diagnosis remains elusive. 

Symptoms

Trouble falling asleep even though you’re exhausted (feeling “tired and wired”)

  • Sleeping through the night, but waking up feeling unrested

  • Chronic exhaustion

  • Weight gain, especially around the middle

  • Hitting a big afternoon slump and feeling like you need sugar, caffeine, or a power nap (or all three) to make it through the day

  • Craving sweets

  • Craving salt

  • Getting irritable quickly (and often)

  • Lowered immunity and more severe allergic responses

  • Brain fog

  • Low blood pressure

  • Low blood sugar

  • Low libido

  • Low-grade depression, anxiety

  • Dry skin, dry hair

  • For women, severe PMS and difficult perimenopause

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

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