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Adrenal Fatigue, that is know as adrenal apathy, affect millions of people around the world and still isn´t considered a conventional medical disease. Adrenal fatigue symptons can´t be explained by general practitioners, because there isn´t scientific proof supporting this concept.
An adrenal fatigue episode will experience most people at least once in lifetime – for reasons of an illness, a personal crisis o ran difficult life situation.
People who say adrenal fatigue does exist, it is able to affect a person of any age, gender, race or culture, and even the healthiest of us that got a good sleeping patterns and habits in eating and who live in a stress free environment.
Adrenal glands – what are they?
An adrenal gland is located on top of each kidney and have size of a large grape. They produce hormones which are responsible for the blood pressure regulation, how body uses food, minerals blood levels ( sodium and potassium) and heart beat.
What is adrenal fatigue – The definition.
Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands don´t have properly function and become tired. For reasons that hormones are produced in inadequate quantities. In most cases, it is linked to long term or intense stress. It can also happen after or during infections such flu, bronchitis or pneumonia.
Causes of Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal Fatigue can be caused by any of the following illnesses, conditions or situations which weaken the adrenal glands function:
- Recurrent infection, disease or illness, related a problem with respiration like bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza and some allergies.
- Exposure to toxic pollutants and chemical for long time.
- Situations or events such as major surgery, being drug addicted or long term malnutrition.
- Stressful circumstances that make a person in their work environment, financial hardship or personal relationships feel helpess.
Treatment options for adrenal fatigue
In cases the adrenal gland malfunction may change in to chronic, because of the longer stressful situations or events and poor health. The patients are able to treated effectively, when they will make some modifications in their lifestyle. With modifications it meants healthy eating, at least 8 hours proper sleep each day, and trying to avoid stressfull situations as much as possible.