What is Adrenal Fatigue?

What is adrenal fatigue? Adrenal gland fatigue is exactly what the name implies: your adrenal glands are tired, and unable to keep up with the daily demands that are required of them.  They are feeling the same way you do! You know the saying "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy"?  Same principle here. If your adrenals ain't workin',  ain't you workin' either…

Your adrenal glands produce several different hormones that are necessary for the production and regulation of thyroid hormones and sex hormones (estrogen/progesterone/testosterone).  They also produce the hormones that influence your ability to:

  • deal with stress
  • metabolize fat
  • and regulate blood sugar.

When the demand on your adrenal system is greater than what they can produce, nothing gets the attention it deserves, and things start sliding…sound familiar?  The symptoms we notice in our own lives are a pretty accurate reflection of the condition of our adrenals. Take care of them, and they'll take care of you!

The adrenals are constantly responding to external stimuli to provide the appropriate physical response to the conditions you find yourself in.

  • They are the "fight or flight" regulators that give you that adrenaline surge you need in an emergency situation.
  • They are the cortisol regulators that tell your body to hang onto that fat because you haven't eaten all day, and maybe you'll need it to live off of.
  • They are the glucose regulators that give you the insulin surge you need to deal with that donut you just ate.

As with most things in life, moderation is the key!  Extreme situations call for extreme reactions from your adrenals,

and a steady stream of EX-tremes is EX-hausting!

What Is Adrenal Fatigue Caused By?

Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is a stress-related condition.  Learning to recognize causes of stress to our adrenal system and making a plan to reduce and/or eliminate our exposure to those stressors are the keys to healthy living and adrenal restoration.

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Adrenal Fatigue?

Sometimes referred to confusingly as "adrenal chronic fatigue",  Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are two conditions that share similar symptoms, but have different causes.  However, there is always a relationship between persistent (chronic) fatigue and adrenal insufficiency, and adrenal gland fatigue is almost always present in cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so implementing changes that will support and recharge your adrenals should be part of a plan for managing CFS.

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Adrenal Fatigue

Kathryn Simpson