Adrenal Fatigue Problem # 2 – Feeling Anxiety or Over-Stressed
When you encounter a perceived threat — such as feeling nervous around your boss — your hypothalamus sets off an alarm system and prompts your adrenal glands to release a surge of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol.
Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy. Cortisol, a stress hormone increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream. When the stress is past, your adrenaline and cortisol levels drop, your heart rate and blood pressure return to normal.
But if the stress never really goes away your adrenals stay in a heightened level of over-stress. The long-term overexposure to cortisol puts you at increased risk of many health problems.
Adrenal Fatigue Problem # 3 – Feeling Out of Sorts or in a Low Mood
If you experience feelings of out of sorts or a low mood that means the adrenals are under-producing the calming and relaxing hormones such as dopamine and DHEA that work to keep you calm and in a good mood.
The adrenal fatigue theory suggests that prolonged exposure to over-stress could drain the adrenals leading to a low cortisol state. The adrenal depletion would cause brain fog, low energy, depressive mood, salt and sweet cravings, lightheadedness, and other vague symptoms.
Adrenal Fatigue Problem # 4 – Feeling Low Energy
If you experience a feeling low energy and chronic fatigue and your doctor does not know why then hidden adrenal fatigue may be the reason you feel so unwell. If you hear your doctor says “the lab reports show all is normal” you want to take a closer look at this.
Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, may have symptoms similar to adrenal fatigue and may not respond well to antidepressants and counseling.* So let’s get to the root of what’s wrong and I’ll show you how to solve all these symptoms you are having.