11 Signs of Adrenal Exhaustion
If you feel tired all day long, even after getting a good night’s sleep, it could be a sign that your stress load is more than your adrenals can handle.
The adrenals are a pair of triangle-shaped glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and they take center stage in your stress resilience, cognitive function and hormone balance. The truth is: adrenal exhaustion is one of the most common, yet most overlooked health problems of modern day.
Have you heard of the fight-or-flight response?
Imagine that you’re hiking through the woods with your children when suddenly, a mountain lion appears; immediately your heart starts pounding and your adrenals begin producing adrenaline and other hormones to give you a quick burst of energy to fight the lion or pick up your children and run away as fast as you can.
The problem is:
Your body doesn’t recognize the difference between one kind of stress and another. Whether it’s physical stress at the sight of a mountain lion or mental stress caused by working 60 hours at your job each week, your body reacts the same way: it pumps out loads of stress chemicals.
When running from the lion, you put the chemicals to use and get them out of your system—no problem.
Many people are faced with the latter type—intense mental stress—on a daily basis, and eventually it leads to adrenal exhaustion, especially when combined with excess caffeine and sugar intake, along with a sedentary lifestyle.
Here are the 11 Signs of Adrenal Exhaustion:
1. Decreased ability to withstand stress
2. Mental fog with poor memory and difficulty concentrating
3. Morning and afternoon fatigue, lack of stamina
4. Abdominal fat that doesn’t go away, no matter what you do
5. Low libido
6. Cravings for sweets or salty foods
7. Hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) under stress
8. Dizziness when getting up from a sitting or lying position
9. High blood pressure and rapid heartbeat
10. Signs of premature aging
11. Recurrent infections and poor wound healing
Sound like you?
If so, learning how to nourish your adrenals and balance your stress hormones can change your life, and the Amen Clinics can help. Learn more about The Amen Clinics Method of brain and body optimization and call us today at 1-888-288-9834.