ADRENAL FATIGUE – 15 THINGS YOU’LL KICK YOURSELF FOR NOT KNOWING

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  1. WHAT YOUR ADRENAL GLANDS ARE – The adrenal glands are small structures attached to the top of each kidney. The human body has two adrenal glands that release hormones into the bloodstream that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, and other key functions of your body, including response to stress. And when it comes to stress, there’s an epidemic of it these days. We’re “on”, all the time.
  1. STRESS CAN MAKE A MESS OF YOUR ADRENAL GLANDS – That mess is what’s called adrenal fatigue. Some have questioned if adrenal fatigue is actually a real disease. It’s not. What it is, is a medical disorder or syndrome. It is said to occur when the adrenal glands have become overtaxed by excess cortisol release that is a result of intense stress and can no longer produce levels of cortisol necessary for optimal body function.
  1. CORTISOL IS A REAL KICKER – Cortisol is actually referred to as the “stress hormone”. On it’s good side, it activates our fight-or-flight response which is great in case a saber tooth tiger should show up in a fast-food parking lot you should be parked in. Cortisol is what gets you out of there pronto. But long-term activation of the stress response system and overexposure to cortisol can disrupt almost all your body’s processes. On top of everything, excess cortisol in our system can also make us feel more stressed, causing a troublesome feedback loop.
  1. JUST THINKING ABOUT ADRENAL FATIGUE IS EXHAUSTING – If you’re tired of being tired all the time and can’t figure out why, you could be one of the estimated 60% of adult Americans who at some point in their lives will experience some level of adrenal fatigue. And not know what in the world is going on with them. Because there’s a lot more going on than they could imagine. The symptoms can be staggering.
  1. YOU CAN’T WAKE UP AND YOU CAN’T GET BACK TO SLEEP WHEN YOU DO – You know that “can’t drag your ass out of bed feeling?” When you don’t even have the energy to toss the alarm out the window? You know that feeling when you do wake up but it’s somewhere between 1 and 3 am and your eyes won’t close again? You do if you have adrenal fatigue.
  1. YOUR MOOD CAN BE IN FOR SOME SERIOUS SWINGS – With adrenal fatigue, you can feel like the day is one long series of intermittent crashes.
  1. BRAIN FOG IS ALWAYS ON THE HORIZON – It’s more than just forgetting where your phone is. It’s forgetting…well, just forgetting.
  1. WELL, YOU JUST WON’T BE INTO IT – Stop searching for your libido. With adrenal fatigue, it can go on hiatus.
  1. YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM CAN TAKE A HIT – Masks may be off, but there are a lot of other buggers out there that could attack at any time. Even a bad cold is not a good thing to go through. And lest we forget the flu.
  1. SALT CRAVINGS COME OUT OF NOWHERE TO BE FOLLOWED BY ATTACKS OF THE SUGAR MONSTER – Bring on the chips, the cheese sauce, the nachos, the bacon. The more the better. Wait…make that the cookies, the candy, the cake, the frosting without the cake…don’t stop now…
  1. YOUR SKIN WILL FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN THE SAHARA – So long soft skin no matter how expensive your moisturizer.
  1. YOUR BELLY COULD GET JELLY – “Yikes” would be an understatement.
  1. YOU COULD EVEN GET ECZEMA OR HIVES – So attractive.
  1. YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ALL THESE SYMPTOMS TO HAVE ADRENAL FATIGUE – This isn’t a matter of check all the boxes. And many of these symptoms can be symptomatic of other illnesses. It’s infuriating. Most primary care doctors aren’t really familiar with adrenal fatigue. So you might actually be treated for the wrong thing. For example, your doctor may think you’re just depressed and whip out an RX for Prozac.
  1. THERE IS HELP – And it can be summarized in three simple words; Thrive Health Solutions. Getting a real diagnosis is the very important first step to getting the help you really need to address adrenal fatigue. And the medical experts at Thrive have years of experience treating patients with all sorts of hormone issues. Adrenal fatigue is just one of them. Before anything else, Thrive treats you with compassion and understanding. They listen to you, never dismissing anything you have to say. Adrenal fatigue requires a personalized treatment plan, and you can trust that is exactly what you’ll get. Want to get back to feeling your best? Text Thrive Health Solutions for an appointment now.