Adrenal fatigue is a condition in which the adrenal glands have various difficulties in dealing with stressful situations as well as busy schedule. Then we all feel overworked, dull and also extremely fatigued.
Unfortunately, this adrenal fatigue cannot be diagnosed by your doctor, but here, we’re presenting you some warning signals that will show you something is wrong and you need to check it as soon as possible.
- YOU’RE FEELING OVERWHELMED BY LIFE
Most of the people nowadays neglect self-care. They don’t pay attention to their health until it becomes too late. They all must try out certain self-care practices and move away from anything that doesn’t serve them.
- YOU CAN`T SLEEP
We are all aware that our body needs 8-10 hour of sleep each night. During this period of time, it needs to recover, reset and recharge. People nowadays don’t sleep enough and that’s what creates an imbalanced lifestyle. This means that they need to adopt a new, healthy habit.
Make sure you’re in bed by 10:30, even if you can’t fall asleep. Practice yoga or meditation so that you can relax your body or you can just take a warm bath!
- YOU FEEL EXHAUSTED AFTER WORKING OUT
Exercising should make you feel energized and not fatigued and exhausted! Unfortunately, too much exercise can have the opposite effect and your adrenal glands may end up stressed.
If you exercise regularly, but you still don’t see any results and you have more abdominal fat, try changing your exercise routine and do yoga, walking, and stretching instead.
- YOUR HORMONES ARE FEELING WACKY
The second stage of adrenal fatigue can cause symptoms like weight gain, dry hair, poor circulation, fatigue, but also dry hair and skin. The hormone precursor appears when the adrenal glands have some difficulties coping with stress levels. This will later lead to hormone imbalance.
Hormonal imbalance causes symptoms like increased PMS symptoms and irregular cycle and can be highly unpleasant. You can fight them back by eliminating caffeine, drinking plenty of water, following a nourishing diet, enough rest, and using some adaptogenic herbs into your diet.
- YOU’RE FEELING OVERLY ANXIOUS OR DEPRESSED
The cognitive function, mood, and mental stress can be affected by adrenal hormones. A busy schedule can lead to an adrenaline rush. That will affect your whole organism.
Stress is directly linked to anxiety and depression, so we become less tolerant and much more frustrated. Do some self-practices and take some time for yourself!
- YOU’VE GOT CRAVINGS FOR SALT
This is a very common drawback of hormonal imbalance. It mostly appears because of the fact that our body looks for sodium and other minerals. You crave for salty snacks and experience heart palpitations, dizziness, and low blood pressure when the production of salt-retaining hormone is reduced.
Intake enough minerals and use more seaweeds like kelp and dulse, add more mineral drops into your water and make sure you use a high quality Himalayan pink salt while you cook.
- YOU FEEL STIFF & SORE
This is one of the most common signs of adrenal fatigue. Stress may appear in the back, jaw, or the neck and you can fight it by improving your sleep habits, yoga or meditation, and also having a warm, relaxing bath!
- YOU’RE RELYING ON CAFFEINE TO GET YOU THROUGH THE AFTERNOON
Coffee only lends you energy. Caffeine helps you get through the day and it acts as a stimulant. It also affects your adrenal glands and keeps your body in stress mode. When you have adrenal fatigue, mornings can be difficult, so if you drink a lot of coffee, you should know that the initial energy you get from caffeine wears off. You only end up feeling even more fatigued. Try some substitutes for coffee, for example herbal teas!
- YOUR DIGESTION IS OFF
Your digestion is off when you are under stress. You don’t intake enough food which is a completely normal reaction because the functions like metabolism and digestion are down-regulated in adrenal fatigue mode. You will probably experience constipation, diarrhea, bloating and indigestion as well as weight gain.
You must also try a nourishing diet. Try drinking lemon water, plenty of water, taking enough minerals, a probiotic and make sure you savor your meals!