Adrenal fatigue is a modern term. It’s only been around for about 20 years or so, which is fairly new as health conditions go. It’s not actually a medical diagnosis per se. Rather, it describes a state in which the adrenal glands have been suffering from overstimulation for long periods of time, resulting in abnormal cortisol levels in the bloodstream. To put it simply, when a person is too stressed for too long, the body stops producing the stress hormone correctly. Sometimes you have too much, and sometimes you have too little.
Do you feel like your energy levels come and go, and that the peaks and valleys in your energy levels are higher than ever before? You may be suffering from adrenal fatigue. One doctor highlighted that the condition seems to result in little to no energy when you first wake up in the morning and then again around two in the afternoon and nine at night. On the other hand, you may get spikes in energy toward 11 am, 6 pm, and again at 11 pm if you don’t get to bed soon enough.
If the progression of ups and downs throughout the day noted above sounds like your life, adrenal fatigue could be the problem. However, the symptoms crossover with many different health conditions, so if you go to the doctor, get ready for a lot of tests. Of course, you shouldn’t diagnose yourself at home, so this list is for informational purposes. Here are the primary symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
This is a pretty extensive list, so you may not be dealing with every single symptom, or you may have all of these and some that we didn’t mention.
To learn more about keeping your mind and body healthy grab our free e-book Embracing Peace on Your Journey to Wellness by clicking the image below.
There are many factors that lead up to adrenal fatigue, but number one has to be prolonged stress. Whether it is work, personal, or a combination of the two, your body just can’t handle being constantly stressed. Of course, there are a number of other factors that can contribute to adrenal fatigue, such as:
Whether your adrenal fatigue is caused by stress or a combination of these other possible causes, there are unfortunately few options for relief. If your endocrine system is working at all, you won’t get diagnosed with something like Cushing’s or Addison’s. There are no medications that are prescribed for this condition, so to most doctors, that means it doesn’t really exist. So what can you do to get help if you feel like this article is all about you?
First of all, you need to do what you can to take care of yourself and keep your body as healthy as possible. Here are a few ways to overcome possible causes of adrenal fatigue:
Researchers have discovered that ashwagandha can actually reduce cortisol levels in the body when it is taken consistently. This may help your body to recover from adrenal fatigue or prevent you from reaching that point.
To that end, Warrior Strong Wellness is proud to offer our Pure Organic Ashwagandha Max. See if this pure form of ashwagandha is just what you need to manage stress and regain your calm and focus.
WSL365 Video Course "How to Strengthen Your Inner Warrior, Squash Self-Sabotage, Love Your Body and Live the Life of Your Wellness Dreams"Begin the WSL365 Course Today!