Adrenal Fatigue Explained
Have you ever:
- Awakened tired and foggy after a long night’s sleep?
- Had low energy level all day?
- Felt unable to cope with stressful situations?
- Get sick more frequently than your friends and family?
- Need to urinate frequently?
If you have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, you could be suffering from a disease called Adrenal Fatigue.
One of the simplest explanations of Adrenal Fatigue is that your adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroid hormones, primarily cortisol. This is not something that happens over night; it can take years for adrenals to become exhausted. Low-grade chronic stress, that might even feel manageable at the time, can – over a period of years – send your adrenals into fatigue.
Other contributing factors include:
- Too much sugar
- Insufficient sleep
- Daily exposure to environmental pollutants and chemicals
- Chronic disease
- Emotional and physical trauma
Although not a complete list, the above factors point out how our daily lifestyle contributes to this condition and how changes in our lifestyle can help with reversing Adrenal Fatigue.
If, however, the disease has progressed into a Stage 3 or 4, hormone replacement may become a necessity. Hormone replacement has come a long way in the last 15 years, and a knowledgeable physician can prescribe a more natural hormone replacement that matches the molecular structure of hormones produced by our own bodies.
These hormones prescribed in the right dosage with the right support from your health care provider can go a long way in restoring your energy and vitality. They can help you better cope with the stresses of everyday life and put a smile back on your face.