Are you tired for no reason?
Do you have trouble getting up in the morning, even when you go to bed early?
Do you feel rundown or overwhelmed?
Do you have difficulty bouncing back from stress or illness?
Do you crave salty and sweet snacks?
Do you feel more awake, alert and energetic after 6PM than you do all day?
Regardless of what you may think, no it’s not normal to feel this way all the time, despite our hectic lifestyles.
These symptoms could point to something more going on in your body.
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
According to AdrenalFatigue.org, Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia. As the name suggests, its paramount symptom is fatigue that is not relieved by sleep but it is not a readily identifiable entity like measles or a growth on the end of your finger. You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of unwellness, tiredness or “gray” feelings. People experiencing adrenal fatigue often have to use coffee, colas and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day.
Conventional medicine does not yet recognize Adrenal Fatigue as an official diagnosis, but that does not mean it is not very much real and impacts many people.
If left untreated, Adrenal fatigue can wreak havoc with your life. Every organ and system in your body is affected by your adrenal gland. It can effect your carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, heart and cardiovascular system, and even sex drive.
What causes adrenal fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is produced when your adrenal glands cannot adequately meet the demands of stress. The adrenal glands mobilize your body’s responses to every kind of stress (whether it’s physical, emotional, or psychological) through hormones that regulate energy production and storage, immune function, heart rate, muscle tone, and other processes that enable you to cope with the stress. (Source: adrenalfatigue.org)
The good news is that there are treatments for Adrenal Fatigue and we can help. Call 574-330-0464 to schedule your initial consultation today!