Adrenal fatigue is a disorder where chronic stress triggers the adrenal glands to malfunction, depleting cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that helps the body respond to danger by increasing blood sugar and blood pressure. However, when cortisol levels remain elevated for an extended period, it can disrupt the endocrine system and lead to burnout, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, and other symptoms. The primary cause of adrenal fatigue is psychological stress, particularly related to significant life events, but lifestyle and diet can also play a role.
- If the adrenal glands have been overworked it contributes to low cortisol levels and badly balanced hormone levels, which generates intense tiredness.
- In rare cases, very high or quite low cortisol levels may come about because of Cushing’s or Addison’s disease.
- Regrettably, adrenal fatigue isn’t a disorder in the traditional sense, nor can it be recognized as such, meaning there aren’t any pharmaceutical agents to take care of it.
Adrenal fatigue is not the fault of the adrenals a se; it is a disorder involving the brain and adrenal glands.
“If your adrenals Start to falter, You Might detect
- weight gain
- digestive issues like constipation, bloating, constipation
- sugar or salt cravings
- that the”3pm crash”
- brain fog
- increased susceptibility to disease
- diminished capacity to handle anxiety, feeling frazzled
- sleeplessness or awakening around 4am, Not Able to get to sleep
- PMS/hot flashes associated with menopause
- inability to concentrate
- low sexual drive”