Adrenal Fatigue – Symptoms and Natural Remedies

Adrenal Fatigue – Symptoms and Natural Remedies

Saturday, March 07, 2015 by: Joel Edwards

Chronic stress, stress managed poorly, poor sleep quality, and addictions lead to adrenal fatigue. When dealing with chronic stress, the adrenals are being severely taxed.

“Adrenal fatigue is a collection of symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia. As the name suggests, its paramount symptom is fatigue that is not relieved by sleep, but it is not a readily identifiable entity like measles or a growth on the end of your finger. You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of unwellness, tiredness or “gray” feelings. People experiencing adrenal fatigue often have to use coffee, colas and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day.” – What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
Life is much harder when someone suffers from adrenal fatigue. When the adrenals aren’t working, the whole body isn’t working. The body does its best to make up for under-functioning adrenal glands, but it does so at a price.

Symptoms include:

Balding lower legs
Body fat accumulation
Breast cancer
Chemical sensitivities to paint, fingernail polish, plastics
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Coffee, tea, or energy drinks addiction
Cold hands and feet
Cravings for salty or sugary foods, alcohol, caffeine, high protein
Darkcirclesunder eyes thatdoesnot go away with rest
Dependence on sunglasses
Dry skin
Dysmenorrhea advancing to amenorrhea
Electrolyte imbalance
EMF sensitivity, including cell phone and computer monitors
Exercise helps first, but then feels worse
Feeling “wired” and unable to relax
Feeling of adrenaline rushes in the body
Feeling tired in the afternoon between 3:00 and 5:00 pm
Fibrocystic breast disease
Grave’s disease
Hair falling, randomly or alopecia
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
Heart palpitations
High or low blood pressure
Hollow cheeks
Hormonal moodiness, bad PMS
Hyper activity
Hypoglycemia symptoms, though lab results normal
Inability to handle stress
Inability to take in simple carbohydrate
Irritable bowel syndrome, with more constipation then diarrhea
Irritable under stress
Joint pain
Kidney health issues
Legs that feel heavy
Lines in fingernails
Lines in fingertips
Loss of healthy facial skin tone color
Low back pain
Low energy
Low libido
Low thyroid function,hypothyroidism
Muscle mass loss
Muscle pain
Numbness and tingling in extremities bilaterally
Ovarian cysts
Pale lips
Panic attacks
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Poor emotional and coping ability
Post partumfatigue and depression
Premature aging skin
Premature menopause
Recurrent miscarriages duringfirsttrimester
Short of breath
Systemic Candida
Temperature intolerance
Tinnitus (chorionic ringing in the ear)
Unable to get pregnant
Unexplained back or knee pain
Uterine fibroids
Wake up in the middle of the night
Weak immune response

Natural Remedies for Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Stress

Adrenal fatigue can be treated naturally with herbs and supplements, but diet and good habits have to be in place. Bad habits need to be removed (caffeine, alcohol, smoking anything). The gut and thyroid need to be healed as well.

The following herbs are used to treat adrenal fatigue:

Holy Basil
Ashwagandha root
Ginseng Root
The following vitamins and supplements are helpful in treating adrenal fatigue:
B-complex – especiallyB5
Vitamin C
Adrenal extracts
Candida and Adrenal Fatigue

Candida is the number one cause of poor health in our country. An overabundance of Candida will eventually cause adrenal fatigue (along with many other problems). If you’re experiencing adrenal fatigue, cut out stimulants completely. No more coffee. Kill Candida and clean the intestines.

Fitness for Adrenal Fatigue

Don’t push yourself too hard, but do exercise. Exercise is good for the thyroid and the adrenals. Any exercise from yoga to high intensity interval training (HIIT) can help you normalize your energy levels. But be careful with intensive training. If you have severe thyroid or adrenal problems, intense exercise could be dangerous. Once your body and your adrenals are responding to detoxification and proper nutrition, HIIT can radically accelerate the thyroid and adrenals’ improvement.

For long-term health, mix it up and add variety to your exercise routine. Also check out Natural Remedies For Adrenal Fatigue, and Understand Hypothyroidism – Prevention and Natural Remedies. See the first source below for more on stress and adrenal fatigue.


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