In cases of the weakening of the adrenal glands, people lose the ability to struggle with chronic stress and the excessively busy lifestyle and experience adrenal fatigue.
Sometimes, even doctors diagnose it can be wrong, but people should learn how to recognize this condition. Here we will highlight some signs that indicate that you should slow down a bit and take a better care of your health.
When the adrenal fatigue is not treated, you will face adrenal deficiency, which is a serious condition that can be diagnosed by the doctor. In this condition chronic stress keeps the levels of cortisol constantly on a high level, which weakens the body.
So, in order to avoid any further health problems, it is important to know these 9 signs of adrenal fatigue and to treat the issue.
Feeling Overwhelmed By Life
People usually put too much stress into their everyday life, and instead of taking some relaxing time and enjoy the life, they get more tasks that will eventually lead to a fatigue!
If it is a case with you, then you should take some self-care and focus on yourself only, by taking a step back and your adrenals will return to the normal level!
When you are under the stress, then can appear digestive problems and the absorption of nutrients and metabolism are slowed down. This condition causes bloating, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion and weight gain.
How to treat: Start the day with a glass of lemon water to help digestion, and drink plenty of water throughout the day. You can also, take probiotics, consume a nutrient-rich diet and eat slowly.
The sufficient time of sleeping is 8-10 hours in order to reset and recharge the body, so we can get up full of energy and feeling fresh. When the people postpone their sleep willing to accomplish everything, this causes a harmful imbalance in their system.
How to fix:
- Go to bed by 10:30 pm every night, and avoid using any gadgets before going to sleep.
- You should sleep in the dark, which stimulates the production of melatonin (sleep hormone) that helps you to fall asleep easily.
- Try meditation or take a warm bath before sleeping.
Stiffness and soreness
Stiffness and pain in the body, especially in the neck, back, or jaw can be caused by the stress.
To relieve these indicators optimize your sleeping habits, perform yoga and stretches, and relax in a warm bath with some essential oils.
Tiredness After the Workout
By exercising you should be full of energy, not tired and exhausted. However, physical stress is a stressor for the adrenal glands, so you should not exercise excessively from the time when it can provide opposite effects of the desired ones.
When your workout makes you too tired, you should try something gentler, like walking, yoga, and stretch.
Craving for salty snacks is another symptom of adrenal fatigue, in which case the body lacks sodium and other minerals.
When the production of aldosterone (the salt-retaining hormone) is reduced it causes heart palpitations, high blood pressure, salt cravings, and lightheadedness/dizziness upon standing.
How to fix: increase the intake of seaweeds like dulse, nori, and kelp and use a high-quality Himalayan pink salt in cooking, and.
Anxiety and depression
Stress and busy lifestyles promote anxiety and depression, while the adrenal hormones play a role in mental states, mood, and the cognitive function.
How to fix: take some time and reduce stress, relax your body and calm your mind.
Need for Caffeine
The ability of coffee is not about providing energy in the body, but to stimulate the brain for a short time and weakening the adrenals. Coffee keeps the body in the stress mode and stimulates the release of stress hormones such as epinephrine and cortisol.
Instead of drinking coffee you can drink a cup of some herbal tea in the morning to support the recharge of the body.
The chronic stress causes redirection of the hormone precursor material in the use of production of cortisol, and this causes hormonal imbalances.
As the function of the thyroid can be affected by adrenal fatigue, you might experience symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as poor circulation, dry skin, weight gain, fatigue. It also causes intense PMS symptoms in women.
In order to restore the balance in the body, reduce stress, drink plenty of water, sleep well, avoid caffeine, use adaptogenic herbs, and eat a nutrient-dense diet.