What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Are you feeling unusually tired and unable to find relief to your fatigue? Are you feeling overwhelmed or unable to get out of bed in the morning – but perhaps feel a boost in energy in the evenings? You may be suffering from a condition known as adrenal fatigue.

shutterstock_145320199When your adrenal glands function below the normal levels, it can cause a condition known as adrenal fatigue syndrome. Adrenal fatigue normally follows periods of intense stress in your life or after an infection or bout with disease. You will likely feel general “unwell” and tired, long after your illness has been healed.

Adrenal fatigue can cause changes to your metabolism, electrolyte balance, and cardiovascular system. It can be brought on by poor diet, poor sleep habits, stress, and chronic illness or pregnancy.

If you are experiencing any of the following conditions it may be time to get tested for adrenal fatigue syndrome:

  • Little motivation to get out of bed in the morning.
  • Tiredness and lackluster feelings all day.
  • Boost of energy that does not come until evening hours.
  • Craving of salty or sweet snacks.
  • Need to boost your energy with caffeine throughout the day.

You can also gauge your risk for adrenal fatigue syndrome by taking Dr. Shel’s quick self analysis test here.

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