The adrenal glands allow your body to respond to stress, including emotional, psychological and physical stress. It stimulates the production of various hormones that regulate your body’s processes, including heart rate, immune function, energy storage and muscle tone. Overstimulated glands, or glands that have been subjected to intense stress or prolonged stress, can become fatigued.
Adrenal fatigue is said to occur when the adrenal glands are functioning below healthy levels. It commonly occurs after prolonged periods of stress or illness. The most common symptom of adrenal fatigue is profound fatigue that occurs regardless of sleep patterns. There may be few other noticeable signs of illness.
Supporting proper adrenal function can help your adrenal glands recover. Stress management can play a major role in your recovery, but you may also need to focus on eating a balanced diet, improving your sleep habits and exercising moderately most days of the week. Nutritional supplements can help restore deficient hormones and improve adrenal function.
Because adrenal fatigue can be associated with obesity, allergies and other potentially serious health problems, addressing it with the right treatment regimen is critical to your full recovery. Contact us today to learn more.