Adrenal fatigue

What are the Real symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

I think ANY adult could easily say that they are tired and stressed. Especially since the arrival of smart phones, internet and the fact that you don’t necessarily need to be in the office or at home anymore to make a phone call or attend a business meeting. It’s all online- there just doesn’t seem to be any excuses anymore, until we get sick of course, and that is what will be at the end of the road if we continue this way. Fatigue is one of those terms that can be interpreted differently from person to person. It generally means that you have been feeling incredibly tired for longer than 3 months (give or take a few months). But what you may feel and what I may consider to be tiredness may be two different meanings. I generally ask all my clients to rate their fatigue out of 10 (0= worst 10=boundless energy). It is an interesting task to see if the score changes over time. I would like to also mention that your fatigue doesn’t necessarily mean it is caused by your adrenal glands. I have listed a few other possible causes of fatigue below. I always suggest to have a basic blood test done before treating for adrenal fatigue, as this may show any underlying factors that may be contributing to your tiredness. I am not going to go into too much detail about adrenal fatigue and its physiology, because I am sure you have already ‘googled’ it anyway. There are so many lists out there mentioning the symptoms of adrenal fatigue that it all starts to sound the same. So I am going to share with you the list that no one shares with you. I mean, what mature aged female doesn’t have foggy thinking? and I think any grown adult would like to take a mini nanna nap in the afternoon if they were able to.

The real list of adrenal fatigue symptoms-

  • salty food cravings.
  • Sighing out loud.
  • Eating liquorice.
  • low blood pressure.
  • It takes you longer to wake up (mid to late morning)
  • weight gain around your waist line (muffin top)
  • hypoglycaemia
  • Dilated pupils that stay dilated when a flashlight is shone across the eye.
  • For some people, they get a burst of energy late in the evening.

So when we react to stress it comes in three stages:

  • Alarm Phase
  • Resistance Stage
  • Exhaustion Stage

Generally, our cortisol levels increase when we are in the alarm phase and if the stress still continues our poor little adrenal glands are so exhausted they don’t have any cortisol to release (or very little). This is called the exhaustion phase and the best way to get your cortisol levels tested is by having them tested by your saliva. For some people their cortisol levels maybe low in the morning and then rise in the evening. Or for another person their cortisol levels maybe low all day. It is extremely important to have these results, as the treatment can be very different for each person. If you would like more information on how to treat your adrenal fatigue, send me a message via my contacts page!

What are the Real symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

I think ANY adult could easily say that they are tired and stressed. Especially since the arrival of smart phones, internet and the fact that you don’t necessarily need to be in the office or at home anymore to make a phone call or attend a business meeting. It’s all online- there just doesn’t seem to be any excuses anymore, until we get sick of course, and that is what will be at the end of the road if we continue this way. Fatigue is one of those terms that can be interpreted differently from person to person. It generally means that you have been feeling incredibly tired for longer than 3 months (give or take a few months). But what you may feel and what I may consider to be tiredness may be two different meanings. I generally ask all my clients to rate their fatigue out of 10 (0= worst 10=boundless energy). It is an interesting task to see if the score changes over time. I would like to also mention that your fatigue doesn’t necessarily mean it is caused by your adrenal glands. I have listed a few other possible causes of fatigue below. I always suggest to have a basic blood test done before treating for adrenal fatigue, as this may show any underlying factors that may be contributing to your tiredness. I am not going to go into too much detail about adrenal fatigue and its physiology, because I am sure you have already ‘googled’ it anyway. There are so many lists out there mentioning the symptoms of adrenal fatigue that it all starts to sound the same. So I am going to share with you the list that no one shares with you. I mean, what mature aged female doesn’t have foggy thinking? and I think any grown adult would like to take a mini nanna nap in the afternoon if they were able to.

The real list of adrenal fatigue symptoms-

  • salty food cravings.
  • Sighing out loud.
  • Eating liquorice.
  • low blood pressure.
  • It takes you longer to wake up (mid to late morning)
  • weight gain around your waist line (muffin top)
  • hypoglycaemia
  • Dilated pupils that stay dilated when a flashlight is shone across the eye.
  • For some people, they get a burst of energy late in the evening.

So when we react to stress it comes in three stages:

  • Alarm Phase
  • Resistance Stage
  • Exhaustion Stage

Generally, our cortisol levels increase when we are in the alarm phase and if the stress still continues our poor little adrenal glands are so exhausted they don’t have any cortisol to release (or very little). This is called the exhaustion phase and the best way to get your cortisol levels tested is by having them tested by your saliva. For some people their cortisol levels maybe low in the morning and then rise in the evening. Or for another person their cortisol levels maybe low all day. It is extremely important to have these results, as the treatment can be very different for each person. If you would like more information on how to treat your adrenal fatigue, send me a message via my contacts page!

What are the Real symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

I think ANY adult could easily say that they are tired and stressed. Especially since the arrival of smart phones, internet and the fact that you don’t necessarily need to be in the office or at home anymore to make a phone call or attend a business meeting. It’s all online- there just doesn’t seem to be any excuses anymore, until we get sick of course, and that is what will be at the end of the road if we continue this way. Fatigue is one of those terms that can be interpreted differently from person to person. It generally means that you have been feeling incredibly tired for longer than 3 months (give or take a few months). But what you may feel and what I may consider to be tiredness may be two different meanings. I generally ask all my clients to rate their fatigue out of 10 (0= worst 10=boundless energy). It is an interesting task to see if the score changes over time. I would like to also mention that your fatigue doesn’t necessarily mean it is caused by your adrenal glands. I have listed a few other possible causes of fatigue below. I always suggest to have a basic blood test done before treating for adrenal fatigue, as this may show any underlying factors that may be contributing to your tiredness. I am not going to go into too much detail about adrenal fatigue and its physiology, because I am sure you have already ‘googled’ it anyway. There are so many lists out there mentioning the symptoms of adrenal fatigue that it all starts to sound the same. So I am going to share with you the list that no one shares with you. I mean, what mature aged female doesn’t have foggy thinking? and I think any grown adult would like to take a mini nanna nap in the afternoon if they were able to.

The real list of adrenal fatigue symptoms-

  • salty food cravings.
  • Sighing out loud.
  • Eating liquorice.
  • low blood pressure.
  • It takes you longer to wake up (mid to late morning)
  • weight gain around your waist line (muffin top)
  • hypoglycaemia
  • Dilated pupils that stay dilated when a flashlight is shone across the eye.
  • For some people, they get a burst of energy late in the evening.

So when we react to stress it comes in three stages:

  • Alarm Phase
  • Resistance Stage
  • Exhaustion Stage

Generally, our cortisol levels increase when we are in the alarm phase and if the stress still continues our poor little adrenal glands are so exhausted they don’t have any cortisol to release (or very little). This is called the exhaustion phase and the best way to get your cortisol levels tested is by having them tested by your saliva. For some people their cortisol levels maybe low in the morning and then rise in the evening. Or for another person their cortisol levels maybe low all day. It is extremely important to have these results, as the treatment can be very different for each person. If you would like more information on how to treat your adrenal fatigue, send me a message via my contacts page!

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