Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms
Adrenal Fatigue occurs when your adrenal glands – 2 small glands that sit on top of your kidneys – become overworked and depleted. Your adrenal glands are responsible for handling the stresses of your daily life, whether that be physical stress, emotional stress, or psychological stress. When your adrenal glands become overworked, they cannot keep up with the stresses of your everyday life. You then start to manifest the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Note that just because you have one or two of the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency does not mean that you have adrenal fatigue. However if you find you have the majority of these symptoms then you may want to investigate further.You’ll want to learn some of the common causes of adrenal fatigue to see if you can identify with any of these causes in your own life. You’ll also want to see your doctor for a full medical workup and diagnosis of adrenal fatigue. Here are the key symptoms of adrenal fatigueYou’re Tired For No Explainable Reason People with adrenal fatigue experience extreme physical exhaustion and they don’t have an explanation as to why (such as a strenuous workout). This isn’t just everyday tiredness it is extreme exhaustion.You Gain Weight Easily – Especially Around the MiddlePeople with adrenal fatigue often notice they gain weight very easily. They especially notice the extra weight around the middle – and it’s very hard to lose it. You Have Difficulty Rising In The MorningThose with adrenal fatigue often find they feel tired when getting up in the morning – even with a full night’s sleep. They often need stimulants like caffeine and sugar to ‘get going’ both in the morning and throughout the day.You’re More Susceptible To Flus and ColdsIf you have adrenal fatigue, you may notice that you seem to be catching every flu and cold that comes within 10 feet of you. You’ll also notice that it seems harder for your body to bounce back from illness.You Often Feel Overwhelmed and Run DownPeople with adrenal insufficiency often feel run down and overwhelmed with the tasks they have to accomplish. They may feel as if they can’t keep up and do it all. (This can lead to other symptoms like depression and social withdrawal)You May Crave Salty or Sweet SnacksThis may include high protein snacks like meat or cheese. Some people with adrenal fatigue can have an increased craving for salt. You might also notice an intense craving for sweets and fast carbs like donuts, chocolate bars, pastries, ice cream etc.You Feel Better In A Less Stressful EnvironmentMany people with adrenal insufficiency feel better when on vacation. Their symptoms may even clear up entirely but then return when they go back to their normal lives.You Are Troubled By ‘Brain Fog’ or Inability to ConcentrateThis may include things like the inability to remember certain details, appointments, etc. This may also include a feeling of confusion or difficulty concentrating.Increased PMS For WomenWomen with adrenal disorder may find their periods become heavier and/or irregular. They may also notice increased PMS mood swings and/or food cravings.Those are several key symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Other symptoms includeLightheadedness/Low Blood PressureTendency to Tremble When Under PressureReduced Sex DriveHeart PalpitationsNervousness/Raw NervesPoor DigestionFeel Most Energetic in the EveningExtremely Senstive To ColdIf you can identify with the majority of these adrenal fatigue symptoms you may want to read about the causes of adrenal fatigue to see if you can identify with any of them in your own personal life. You’ll also want to see your doctor for more tests and a complete diagnosis.Adrenal fatigue can be overcome and you can feel better. Listen to your body, cut back on stress and treat yourself well.
Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms
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