An increasingly common problem, adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands struggle to meet the demands of the body facing constant physical and emotional stress. Resulting in gland 'fatigue' and a dramatic decrease in the production of cortisol.

 

Impacting all parts of the body, the decreased levels of cortisol can result in tiredness, cravings, mood swings and weight gain amongst other symptoms.

 

An accurate diagnosis of the condition is easily determined through blood and saliva testing.

 

Symptoms and signs of adrenal fatigue include:

 

  • Tiredness/exhaustion
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Cravings for sweet or salty foods
  • Weight gain tendency, especially abdomen
  • Irritability
  • Pessimistic feelings
  • Low immune system
  • Frequent colds, flu and illnesses
  • Prone to allergies/ skin rashes
  • Brittle/weak nails
  • Dry thin hair
  • Dependence on caffeine (coffee, coke)

 

Treatments for adrenal fatigue include:

 

  • Stress management
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Regular moderate exercise
  • Supplements: Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Adrenal Gland Extracts
  • Hydrocortisone