The adrenal glands are the managers of the stress response in our body and control hormones such as Cortisol and DHEA. If these levels are imbalanced, we may experience symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, insomnia, obesity, diabetes, and anxiety and have a more difficult time handling stressful situations.
Adrenal fatigue and related health concerns are all too common in our society and little is being done by the medical community to address and treat it before it gets too late. If you suffer from long term stress, your adrenal glands cannot produce the extra cortisol needed to feel good. That’s when adrenal fatigue sets in. Some of the treatments for better adrenal function is a diet low in sugar, caffeine, and “junk food”. It is best to also supplement that diet with probiotics, vitamins and minerals that include Vitamin B5, B6, and B12, Vitamin C, and Magnesium. It also helps to keep your body more alkaline than acidic.
Adrenal insufficiency can also be diagnosed with a blood test that checks the levels of your cortisol. If too low, hormone replacement may be necessary.
Adrenal disorders are just now coming to the forefront. Many skilled professional have not had the opportunity to learn about it or its importance to your health. Doctors can make a big difference by monitoring their patients for signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue or insufficiency.