This is part 2 of a series of 3 blog posts to help you learn about the adrenal glands, identify and combat adrenal fatigue.
Signs and Symptoms
- Finding it hard to get up in the morning
- Feeling fatigued even after a good’s night’s sleep
- Not really waking up until around 10am
- Lethargy during the day
- Drop in energy between 3 and 4pm
- Feeling better after evening meal
- Everything feels like a chore and seems to take extra effort
- Difficulty handling stress
- Mild depression
- Existing health condition
- Decreased enjoyment of life and usually fun activities
- Low blood pressure
- Desire to eat a lot of salty or sugary foods
- Relying on caffeine to get yourself through the day
- Increased PMS in women
- Feeling mentally ‘foggy’ and having difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Decreased tolerance, so you become irritable more easily
- Decreased productivity
If you or someone you know is experiencing many of the above symptoms, your first port of call should be to go to see the GP. If, however, this does not satisfy your desire to restore yourself to full health or you are left with unanswered questions, the following questionnaire (see link below) has been compiled by Dr James L. Wilson, N.D., D.C., Ph.D. to aid in determining if a person has adrenal fatigue. Its use is explained fully in his book, ‘Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome’.
If you feel you need extra support , please book an appointment to see John at Global Health Clinics, who will be happy to help you work towards full recovery. The next blog post, ‘Helpful Tips for Recovering Your Energy’ will give you some advice if you do find you are suffering with Adrenal Fatigue.
Written by: Shona Taunton