Adrenal Imbalance - It's Signs and Symptoms
day, we are bombarded by stressors – good and bad - physical and psychological. They are from our jobs,
family and relationship issues, bills, poor diets, poor sleep, chronic pain, chronic allergies, and long standing emotional
issues. All these tell our adrenal glands to produce stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol.
Chronically high cortisol levels
from these stresses cause the adrenal glands to eventually become impaired. When this occurs they cannot respond
appropriately. This resulting adrenal dysfunction not only affects their response to stress, but to other activities.
The adrenals are part of many activities in the body such as, the production
and balancing of other hormones such as DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Cortisol also plays
a part in the regulation of glucose, is a large player in the immune system and interplays with the thyroid.
of adrenal imbalance
Because the adrenal function
interacts with so many body functions the symptoms of imbalance can be varied and widespread.
symptoms are your body’s way of telling you that it is not receiving the support it needs from the adrenals.
The following table shows some of the signs and symptoms that can indicate adrenal imbalance.
| ||Hyper-Adrenia (Over functioning adrenal)|
Often feel some better after caffeine
Difficulty winding down to sleep
Tired but wired
Difficulty staying asleep
Difficulty getting up
is not refreshing
between 1 and 3 AM
|Food Cravings and Weight||Weight around the middle |
Weight around the middle
Sugar, Carbs, and Caffeine
|Mood - Coping|
Type A – Driven
Don’t handle everyday stress well
Big stressors knock you down for days
Hard to cope
|Low Libido |
Increased colds and flu
Increased recovery time
aches and pain
Inability to focus
|Fuzzy thinking |
Pressure (possible) ||High blood pressure|
Low blood pressure
you can see from above there are a lot of signs and symptoms that can be related to other medical conditions.
This indicates that adrenal imbalance may not always be the root cause, but may be a contributing factor in a wide
range of medical conditions.
doctors are not trained and do not test or treat adrenal imbalances. This is many times the reason treatments
for a lot of health issues are not as effective as they could be. In turn, many health conditions and certain
drugs used to treat them can lead to adrenal insufficiency.
today in reversing the damage from chronic stress. This is possible when addressed in time with the proper
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