Continuing on the thought that most health practitioners don’t look for hormonal or mineral imbalances, and most are hard to pinpoint unless your body is acting up at the time you are getting your blood drawn. Because we put ourselves under so much daily stress with our modern lifestyles, which are demanding and draining our bodies, it is good to learn to know when to say when.
The adrenals are small walnut-sized gland that rest above the kidneys. They are working for us throughout the day released cortisone when we are under pressure. When they start to give out, chronic illness sets in. If you suffer from CFS, chances are your problems began here. Poor diet would have helped you get here sooner, too. Poor sleep is just one other sign first seen when the adrenals become deficient.
Some of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue are:
• hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
• hypotension(low blood pressure)
• hypotension (become dizzy when stand up)
• decreased mental awareness• low body temperature
• decreased metabolism
• a compromised immune system
• decreased sense of well-being (depression)
• weight loss
• skin color changes
• loss of scalp hair
• excess facial or body hair
• GI disturbances
• abdominal pain
• crave salty foods
• muscle or joint pains
On the next post, we will explore what an average day feels like to those suffering with adrenal insufficiency and how to treat it.