Are You Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue?

Do you have trouble getting up in the morning? Do you constantly feel run down? Do you have a lot of stress in your life? Do you consume coffee, cola or sweets to help you get through the day?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions then you may be suffering from some adrenal fatigue symptoms. This means that your adrenal glands are not functioning at optimum levels and this condition is primarily characterised by the body's inability to produce cortisol. Adrenal fatigue or (also known as adrenal insufficiency) tends to occur during or after a period of intense or prolonged stress. It may also arise during or after acute or chronic infections such as influenza or bronchitis.

Adrenal Fatigue

It is estimated that up to 80% of the population will suffer from adrenal insufficiency at some stage during their lifetime. Despite the high incidence of this condition it is not recognized by conventional medicine because it is a sub-clinical condition similar to Addison's Disease (severe, chronic adrenal insufficiency).

Adrenal insufficiency can have an enormously negative impact on your body and your life. Apart from the fact that you may struggle to get out of bed in the morning and then get through the day, the insufficient cortisol production that results from adrenal fatigue may affect virtually every organ and system of your body! It may also have an effect on how your body metabolises nutrients, your blood sugar level, fluid and electrolyte balance, sleeping patterns, mood, sex drive and cardiovascular function. As you can see, if you suffer from adrenal fatigue it is essential that you address the problem as soon as possible in order to return your body functions to normal.

Here are the most common adrenal fatigue symptoms, which can help you identify if you have the condition:

  • Excessive fatigue and exhaustion, chronic fatigue
  • Non-refreshing sleep
  • Sleep disturbance, insomnia
  • Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope
  • Craving salty and/or sweet foods
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Low stamina and slow to recover from exercise
  • Slow to recover from injury or illness
  • Difficulty concentrating, brain fog
  • Poor digestion
  • If you are experiencing a number of these adrenal fatigue symptoms then it is advisable to have some tests done to confirm that you are in fact suffering from the condition. Some of the recommended tests include: a saliva cortisol test, which is done four times throughout the day; a 24-hour urine cortisol test and complete thyroid hormone testing. Since the adrenal glands and thyroid gland are so intimately connected adrenal insufficiency will often cause thyroid hormone imbalances.

    Stress may cause adrenal fatigue

    If the results indicated that you are suffering from adrenal insufficiency then you need to take steps to restore optimum adrenal functioning.

    Since the most common cause of adrenal insufficiency is stress, using strategies to help your body overcome and deal with stress more effectively is often the best approach.

    There are many natural ways to deal with stress and overcome the impact adrenal insufficiency can have on your body. Meditation, relaxation techniques, lifestyle changes, making your health a higher priority in your life, saying 'no' more often when people ask you to do things for them, eating a healthy diet and learning effective coping strategies.

    However, some of these tasks may be difficult to perform on a regular basis, especially when you're busy. This is where a quick and easy option like, BCN's Rhodiola Advanced, may be a good option for you.

    Rhodiola rosea is an herb that is a member of a group of compounds known as, 'Adaptogens'. Adaptogens help your body deal with stress more effectively by nourishing and supporting the adrenal glands. It has also been shown to modulate cortisol release from the adrenal glands. Therefore, Rhodiola may be useful in helping to overcome adrenal insufficiency.

    Rhodiola rosea has been studied extensively in Russia and Scandinavia for over 35 years and is now becoming a popular herbal supplement throughout the world. Not only is Rhodiola beneficial in supporting the adrenal glands but it is also beneficial in boosting energy, reducing the breakdown of neurotransmitters in the brain and improving the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, which means essential amino acids, like tryptophan and tyrosine, can be transported into the brain easier so they can be used for neurotransmitter production.

    If you suffer from adrenal fatigue and it is having a negative impact on the quality of your life, then perhaps you should consider trying BCN's Rhodiola Advanced, it is one of the best sources of Rhodiola rosea and will certainly help you overcome the condition.

    For more information about adrenal fatigue, please watch this informative video:

    Also, you may want to get a copy of the best-selling book, Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, by Dr. James Wilson.


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