End stages of adrenal fatigue
Are you a busy, hard working, under contestant stress? Have you ever pushed yourself so much that you just don’t have the same vitality anymore, a dullness has come over you, life starts to agitate you? Is your sleep not as fruitful as it used to be, you can’t catchup anymore, you can’t get you batteries recharged like they used to? This is quite common and it can be adrenal fatigue.
When you push yourself you create stress on your body. It has a mechanism to deal with this but there are times when it becomes too worn down or overwhelmed. This is the point where your stress glands, the adrenal glands, can’t function properly to support you anymore.
What are Adrenal Glands?
They are small glands that sit on top of your kidneys and they respond when you are under stress. The stress can be of an emotional, physical, chemical, and/or thermal cause. When your adrenal glands are continuously stimulated without a break to recover, they can become fatigued. When this happens, they cannot responds as well to help you overcome stress. This can lead to a long list of symptoms that can lead to chronic disease.
People use the term “burnout” commonly and that maybe for good reason, adrenal fatigue is also quite common. The adrenal glands help to support many aspects of your health. This deficiency of adrenal gland hormones can cause may syndromes. One is known as “burnout”.
Dr. Zodkoy explains in his book Misdiagnosed: The adrenal fatigue link, the adrenal glands can exhibit emotional problems when they have been under too much stress:
- Feeling Dull or Numb
- Loss of empathy
Symptoms are going to be emotional but also physical. Physical signs can be:
- Poor sleep
Adrenal gland burnout can lead to a dullness and not caring in life. A chronic fatigue can also manifest and persist. These people will need stimulants to function (caffeine, energy drinks, tobacco, sugar, refined carbohydrates, etc.) but these can lead to even bigger adrenal gland problems.
One of the most important things to consider to someone with burnout is to avoid stimulants. An important factor is to cut out sugar and refined carbohydrates from the diet. Their adrenal glands help to stabilize the blood sugar and they will not be able to rest unless the diet is adjusted.
Ideally someone with burnout should consult an applied kinesiologist to assess what dietary supplements, holistic treatment, and lifestyle changes they will need to help the adrenal glands.