Dealing with Adrenal fatigue can exhibit in multiple conditions like fatigue, indigestion and nervousness. Fatigue and anxiety caused by the adrenal glands functioning poorly cannot be cured with rest or sleep. When left untreated, it can limit a person to bed. Underperforming adrenal glands also affect the function of other organs and can result in multiple life-threatening disorders.
- Adrenal tumour
- Addison Disease
- Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Cushing’s disease
What Does It do to Your Immune System?
2 million Australians experience anxiety every year. Stress is a major contributor to anxiety and depression. A recent study indicated that the leading cause of death amongst youngsters aged 15–24 years old was suicide, approximately 324 people each year.
When your body suffers prolonged stress, your immune system slows down. The adrenal glands located near your kidneys start producing cortisol to fight stress. If your body remains in a continuous state of stress, these glands fall back on their cortisol production which causes fatigue.
What are the Symptoms?
- Pain and aches
- Unusual weight loss
- Low blood pressure
- Growth of body hair is restricted
- Skin starts to decolour
- Unease and grey feeling
- Craving of salt and sugar increases
- Disturbance in sleep
- Faint spells
How to Get It Diagnosed?
A doctor may conduct a blood, saliva or hormone test to determine the adrenal production.
How to Treat It?
You can treat this syndrome with exercise, diet and change in lifestyle. Start by establishing a balanced diet and eliminate heavy use of alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine and drugs. Add exercise to your daily routine and get 7-8 hours of sleep every day. In addition to this, you can supplement your recovery with the intake of probiotics, herbal medicines, vitamin B12, B5, B6, vitamin C and magnesium.