Adrenal/Chronic Fatigue

Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

  •  Tendency to gain weight and unable to loose it, especially around the waist.
  •  High frequency of getting the flu and other respiratory diseases and these symptoms tend to last longer than usual.
  •  Tendency to tremble when under pressure.
  •  Reduced sex drive.
  •  Lightheaded when rising from a laying down position.
  •  Unable to remember things.
  •  Lack of energy in the mornings and also in the afternoon between 3 to 5 pm.
  •  Feel better suddenly for a brief period after a meal.
  •  Often feel tired between 9 – 10 pm, but resist going to bed.
  •  Need coffee or stimulants to get going in the morning.
  •  Crave for salty, fatty, and high protein food such as meat and cheese.
  •  Increase symptoms of PMS for women; period are heavy and then stop, or almost stopped on the 4th day, only to start flow again on the 5th or 6th day.
  •  Pain in the upper back or neck with no apparent reasons .
  •  Feels better when stress is relieved, such as on a vacation.
  •  Difficulties in getting up in the morning
  •  Lightheaded

Other signs and symptoms include:

  •  Mild depression
  •  Food and or inhalant allergies
  •  Lethargy and lack of energy
  •  Increased effort to perform daily tasks
  •  Decreased ability to handle stress
  •  Dry and thin skin
  •  Hypoglycemia
  •  Low Body Temperature
  •  Nervousness
  •  Palpitation
  •  Unexplained hair loss
  •  Alternating constipation and diarrhea
  •  Dyspepsia

If you have many of these signs and symptoms, it is time you consider adrenal fatigue as a possible cause once you have ruled out other organic pathologies. None of the signs or symptoms by itself can definitively diagnose adrenal fatigue. When taken as a group, these signs and symptoms do form a specific syndrome or picture – that is of a person under stress.


Books to Read:

Adrenal Glands

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