You probably do not realize how much you know about adrenal fatigue. You have viewed commercials focused on stress, cortisol, and belly fat. The consideration to order one of those pills that will regulate “cortisol” may have been made because you experienced fatigue, weight gain around your midsection, or stress.
When hormonal imbalances cause disruptions in your life, it can be confusing about what is occurring within your body. The answer to your problem, though, is not a mass-marketed pill. Adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances each are conditions that are medically diagnosed and need treatments that are monitored by physicians with experience.
The Definition of Adrenal Fatigue
When the adrenal glands, which are two small organs that sit above your kidneys, are not producing at their necessary levels adrenal fatigue conditions are the result. Just as the name implies, the most notable symptom of adrenal fatigue is chronic tiredness that is not alleviated when the patient rests. When a patient suffers from this condition, they are not able to make it through a normal day and they constantly feel run down.
When the adrenal glands fail to produce hormones efficiently, adrenal fatigue syndrome is the result. Prolonged or extreme periods of stress is typically the culprit.
Cortisol is what is secreted from the adrenal glands, and is a hormone that is fundamentally important for maintaining optimal health. In order to maintain normal immune, blood sugar, and brain function, along with proper blood circulation, cortisol is needed. Cortisol levels are increased at the start of adrenal fatigue’s stages. As the adrenal glands continue deteriorating throughout the period of stress, the levels of cortisol experience declines. Having too much or too little cortisol within the body causes serious problems with health, therefore it is critical to maintain balance.
Adrenal fatigue is often misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, or fibromyalgia despite being a common condition. Many patients turn to another clinical facility for a second opinion. It is common for a misdiagnosed patient not to find relief because their symptoms are not property being treated. They are tired of not feeling or seeing any results after taking their prescribed medications.
How Hormonal Imbalance and Adrenal Fatigue Are Alike
Because adrenal fatigue has many possible symptoms, it is difficult to diagnose without a saliva test administered by a clinical facility. This test will determine if cortisol levels are lower than they should be.
If levels are too low, common symptoms you could be battling could be:
• Craving fatty or salty foods
• Depressive feelings
• Difficulty staying asleep or sleeping though the night
• Erectile dysfunction
• Fatigue or weak feelings in the morning that lasts throughout the day
• Joint pain
• Light-headedness or dizziness upon standing
• Loss of muscle
• Loss of libido
• Memory loss or poor memory
• Poor stress management
• Worsened or new allergies
For those who believe they are suffering from adrenal fatigue, getting more information is a good first step. For those needing answers now, call a clinical facility to ask for a saliva test kit to be sent to your residence. Then, make an appointment to come for an examination. This test will determine if adrenal fatigue is the issue.
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