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Adrenal Stress: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Adrenal Stress

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)

  1. Stage One –  where your stress hormones are high, but your adrenals are still able to keep up.
  2. Stage Two –  where adrenal stress levels begin to cause your hormone level to begin to “burn out”.
  3. 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.

  1. September 2, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Finally, a name to the issues my body has been going through for well over 9 months now.
    Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome is a great companion to this article… it is extremely helpful in helping me understand and deal with this debilitating condition. I highly recommend this book: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome

    thank you peaceful paths

  2. September 24, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I don’t know If I said it already but …Great site…keep up the good work. 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read..Tony Brown

  3. September 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I enjoy this site, it is worth me coming back

  4. September 30, 2009 at 8:37 am

    I’ll have to get this book. So far the best AF stuff I’ve found has been from Women to Women — especially this one article on timing meals and snacks at certain times to balance blood sugar and cortisol production. Here are a few: Eating to support your adrenal glands — small choices can make a difference

    • peacefulpaths
      September 30, 2009 at 8:50 am

      Thanks Jacqueline for stopping by! Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome really covers so many areas concerning Adrenal Fatigue/Adrenal Stress.

      Balanced blood sugar is a great help in fighting cortisol depletion.

      Thanks for the link!

      Let me know if I can help.

  5. September 30, 2009 at 8:38 am

    oops. Meant “here it is”… Anyway, I really like this idea and just wanted to share! Scroll about halfway down for the meal chart.

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