If you experience fatigue, difficulty concentrating, difficulty losing weight, anxiety or insomnia, you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue. Your adrenal glands can exhaust themselves when you are under high amounts of stress for a prolonged period of time and causes negative reactions through your whole body.
I had recently returned from China when I first experienced adrenal fatigue. My hair fell out in handfuls, I was constantly exhausted from insomnia, I gained weight with no dietary explanation and I had a difficult time remembering anything. I had no idea what was going on with my body! My sister finally came to my rescue and posed the idea of adrenal fatigue. After a year of healthy lifestyle changes, my adrenal glands returned to full health and I had energy again.
Adrenal fatigue can affect every single part of your body as your adrenals become depleted from overexertion. Your adrenal glands play a huge part in your body's stress response. They release adrenaline hormones and corticosteroids to help your digestion and immunity. Chronic stress can affect your body's ability to rejuvenate from the constant physical, mental or emotional stress. According to this adrenal specialist, adrenal fatigue affects millions of people around the world.
What does adrenal fatigue feel like?
There is a lengthy list of symptoms for adrenal fatigue, but below are some of the most prevalent.
Excessive tiredness throughout the day
Trouble getting up in the morning even after sufficient sleep
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