Adrenal fatigue comes from an overstimulation of the adrenal glands brought on by chronic stress. The adrenal glands are small organs above the kidneys. They release cortisol (our stress hormone) when responding to stress, and they help to regulate blood pressure. Some stress is normal and actually necessary to be an active participant in society, but too much stress that is not managed for a prolonged period of time is not what we want. We need to keep our adrenals healthy!

Some Causes

  • Chronic stress
  • A stressful event
  • Negative thinking (this is a BIG one)
  • Food sensitivities
  • Lack of sleep
  • Poor diet
  • Prolonged periods of extreme diet and exercise (we’re talking fitness competitors, etc.)

Some Symptoms

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Irritability
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Poor sleep
  • Insulin resistance
  • Tired but wired (especially at night)
  • Low blood pressure
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Cravings for sweet or salty foods
  • Low libido
  • Dark circles under your eyes

There are herbs and supplements that can be beneficial for someone trying to heal from adrenal fatigue, but we recommend that you work with a medical provider to figure out which ones are right for you.

If reducing stress is a goal of yours, we would love to see you! Call 404.814.9808 to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable providers.