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:
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.
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!
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.
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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