Adrenal fatigue is real and chances are you’re dealing with it, or will at some point in your life.
Adrenal Fatigue is "chronic stress and lifestyle that affect the body’s ability to recuperate from physical, mental or emotional stress"
- James Wilson (author of “Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome”).
Almost every person can experience adrenal fatigue, also known as hypoadrenia, to some degree at a particularly stressful point in his or her life.
Adrenals have a huge influence on the body, as such symptoms of adrenal fatigue can mimic a number of disorders and isn’t always easily recognizable. Adrenal fatigue symptoms include extreme fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, insulin resistance and others. Feeling fatigued alone is not necessarily indicative of adrenal fatigue, and adrenal fatigue tests aren’t always straightforward, there is evidence that high cortisol levels found in saliva are associated with reduced immune function, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate and delayed growth in children. (1)
These symptoms and more can be indicative of a few different disorders and are often overlooked by doctors. More and more practitioners are starting to realize that a combination of these could indicate the onset of adrenal fatigue.
If you like a high stress life you are at high risk for the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. (Busy new parents, students in college or post-graduate studies and caregivers, such as nurses or family members caring for invalid relatives.)
Adrenal fatigue could be a reason you are holding onto of excess fat storage and have low energy levels. Luckily, you can heal adrenal fatigue by taking supplements to help nourish your adrenals while you look at ways to reduce stress.