Take 4 minutes to watch this important video on Adrenal Fatigue/Adrenal Stress.
Notice – starting at 1:25 the video references the book: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome
(After watching the video, see the Sidebar here at the blog to get your copy of the book)
Basic Adrenal Stress/Insufficiency Diagram
Taken from Journal Of The American Medical Association
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This video describes how we can move from adrenal stress to adrenal gland burnout or failure. (video time is less than one minute)
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? So are many people these days. Adrenal Stress could be the problem.
Adrenal Stress, sometimes referred to as Adrenal Fatigue, is a common debilitating medical condition that goes largely undiagnosed and untreated around the globe. Adrenal stress is a 21st century stress syndrome that very likely affects millions of people. This post seeks bring to light to some of the signs and symptoms of this syndrome.
The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys on either side of the body and are responsible for making your stress hormones – the chemicals your body naturally produces to help you meet the physical and mental demands of your daily life. Prolonged stress can begin the process of “burning out” your adrenal glands. When this happens, many people begin a slow, downward turn of daily fatigue and other disorders. Adrenal stress has some definite associated symptoms.
Here are just a few of the common symptoms that are associated with this tricky syndrome.
- Digestive problems: going too often, bloating, gas
- Sleep problems: inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
- Fatigue: from mild to severe that interferes with daily life
- Irritability, depression or anxiety
- Weight gain and then the inability to lose the weight
Along with these general symptoms, there are three basic stages of adrenal stress and burnout: (very generalized)
- Stage One - where your stress hormones are high, but your adrenals are still able to keep up.
- Stage Two - where adrenal stress levels begin to cause your hormone level to begin to “burn out”.
- Stage Three – where adrenal stress level are maxed and your body may need hormone replacement to recover.
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only. Have any symptoms evaluated by a licensed doctor in your state.
For more information, please continue reading and exploring this blog. It is my hope and desire that you will find something here to help you better understand and treat adrenal stress and it’s complications. Please leave your adrenal stress story or comment above.