The Adrenals: Your Stress Coping Organs
The adrenal glands are small organs located on top of your kidneys. They are our body’s stress mediators that enable us to cope with internal and external stresses. They produce the hormones: cortisol/cortisone, aldosterone, epinephrine, testosterone and DHEA. It is very important that your adrenals are working well so that you can live a life full of vitality and energy.
What are the symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal Fatigue can be brought on by chronic stress and illness, loss of sleep, or a very severe and acute stressor. The most common symptom is fatigue but also poor sleep, memory loss, low libido, PMS, frequent illnesses, and an inability to deal with any stress. Adrenal Fatigue can be a cause of premature aging and a decreased quality of life.
Treatment for Adrenal Fatigue
Depending on the severity of adrenal fatigue, an herbal or low dose hydrocortisone may be used. This is discussed with the doctor and is based on lab results and patient preference. Once treatment is initiated, symptoms of adrenal fatigue can lift quickly.