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Adrenal exhaustion
Standard Definition
Adrenal exhaustion has become a modern condition associated with overwork and high stress. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and are responsible for the secretion of adrenaline, cortisol, DHEA and other hormones required for proper body function under times of stress, whether it be physical, emotional or mental. Over long periods of stress the adrenal glands become exhausted, and so does the person. The whole system, including the immune system becomes weak and vulnerable.
Underlying Disruption in Function
Our adrenal glands secrete adrenalin for example when we need to run, meet a deadline or give a presentation. They secrete cortisol to keep the body going under long periods of stress, inflammation or infection. If, however, long periods of stress are not balanced by healthy food, plenty of rest and recooperation, the adrenal glands are not fully able to maintain energy, organ function, immune function and prevent inflammation. This can contribute to a variety of chronic conditions including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Chronic, long-standing stresses - physical, mental and emotional
  • Lack of sleep
  • Lack of healthy food
  • Caffeine, alcohol and other recreational drug excess
  • Long term corticosteroids - and subsequent reduction of dose
  • Overtraining syndrome in athletes
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Increased susceptibility to infections, chronic sore throat or other infections
  • Muscle weakness, exercise intolerance
  • Headache, brain fog, memory loss, depression, inability to 'cope'
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Sleep difficulties
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Salivary testing for adrenal gland hormones
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
Links & Other Information
Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

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