Adrenal fatigue is a condition that occurs when the body or brain is put under high stress for long periods of time. This constant state of stress can cause the adrenal glands to not release the correct amount of hormones needed by the body, which results in the body exhibiting a variety of unpleasant symptoms.
Adrenal fatigue is otherwise known as “adrenal insufficiency”, which is the official medical term for the condition. This is important as the term “adrenal fatigue” is technically not recognized as a condition by a portion of the medical community, but they are more or less the same condition.
Here are the most common symptoms of adrenal fatigue/insufficiency.
- Tiredness and / or Fatigue and / or Muscle Weakness
- Trouble Falling Asleep [ Insomnia ]
Usually accompanied with increased energy levels in the evenings
- Salt or Sugar Craving
- Body Aches
- Weight Loss
- Low Blood Pressure
- Feeling Lightheaded
- Loss of Body Hair
- Skin Discoloration [ Hyperpigmentation ]
- Poor Stress Response
- “Brain Fog”
- Overuse of Stimulants (such as Caffeine)
- Depression and / or Irritability
- Low Blood Sugar [ Hypoglycemia ]
- Excessive Sweating [ Hyperhydrosis ]
- Abdominal Pain and / or Nausea and / or Diarrhea
As always, it is important to keep in mind that these symptoms are not exclusive to adrenal insufficiency and could be caused by a variety of other factors. However, if you are experiencing multiple symptoms from this list, you may have adrenal fatigue.
Here at The Mills Institute, we offer Adrenal Care services to help individuals who are suffering from adrenal fatigue to rebuild their body’s natural adrenal function. Visit our Patient Portal to get back on track to being a better, healthier you.