WHAT IS ADRENAL FATIGUE?
Adrenal Fatigue is a state of sub-optimal health, with many symptoms. It occurs when the adrenal gland function, particularly the production of cortisol, becomes less than optimal, affecting the body’s ability to adequately meet the demands of stress.
It usually occurs as a result of:
Prolonged and inevitable stressful physiological circumstances that make a person feel helpless in their work environment, negative personal relationships, financial or other hardship.
Infections such as the flu, bronchitis or pneumonia and some allergies.
Lack of adequate sleep / disruption in circadian rhythms.
Being exposed to toxic chemical and pollutants for a long time.
Events or situations that place an enormous burden on the body, such as major surgery, long-term malnutrition, or being addicted to drugs and other stimulants.
The adrenal glands are two small glands situated above each kidney like the caps on an acorn.
Their purpose is to help the body cope with stress ~ physical, emotional or psychological ~ and help it to survive through hormones that regulate energy production and storage, immune function, heart rate, muscle tone and other processes that enable you to cope with stress. If their response is inadequate you are likely to experience some degree of ‘Adrenal Fatigue’.
‘Adrenal crashes’ occur when the body's ability to overcome perceived stress is overwhelmed. The body has reached its maximum level of ability to handle the complexity of life - physically or emotionally. Adrenal crash is the body's way to conserve energy by down-regulation of internal function. The body is demanding a return to low energy state, a state of basic survival.
Fortunately the body has a built in healing mechanism and can recover on its own most of the time given the right (natural) tools.
Some things that can help you recover from Adrenal Fatigue are:
Regular sleep / rest
Correct abdominal breathing
Yoga and meditation
Avoiding junk and processed foods
Eliminating or greatly reducing caffeine, sugar and other stimulants
Eating regular nutritionally balanced meals
Keeping well hydrated
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