- Tired for no reason?
- Having trouble getting up in the morning, even after a good night sleep?
- Depending on coffee to keep you going?
- Feeling run down, stressed or overwhelmed?
- Dragging yourself through each day?
- Craving salty or sweet snacks?
- Struggling to keep up with life’s daily demands?
- Unable to bounce back from stress or illness?
- Not having fun anymore?
- Experiencing decreased sex drive?
- Simply too tired to enjoy life?
- You feel more awake, alert and energetic after 6PM than you do all day.
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you may be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue.
What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia. As the name suggests, its paramount symptom is fatigue that is not relieved by sleep but it is not a readily identifiable entity like measles or a growth on the end of your finger. You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of unwellness, tiredness or “gray” feelings. People experiencing adrenal fatigue often have to use coffee, soft drinks and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day.
“A simple Saliva Hormone test assessing both Cortisol and DHEA will provide valuable information about adrenal gland function, and importantly, is adrenal fatigue the cause of your lack of energy ”