Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for January 31, 2007

How can you tell if you have Adrenal Fatigue?

You may be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue if you regularly experience one or more of the following symptoms:

-Tired for no reason
-Trouble getting up in the morning even when you go to bed at a reasonable hour
-Feeling rundown or overwhelmed
-Can’t bounce back from stress or illness
-Crave salty and sweet snacks
-Feeling best only after 6 PM

Vitamin C has a direct relationship to the health of your glands — in particular, the adrenal glands which produce adrenaline and noradrenaline, neurotransmitters that help us to cope with stress. When under stress, whether psychological or physical, a great deal of vitamin C is used to produce these hormones. Thus a lack can cause a vicious cycle: if you are low on it, whether due to stress or other factors, the adrenal glands cannot produce enough of the stress-coping hormones and the body experiences further stress.

Like vitamin C, the B-complex vitamins, nicknamed the anti-stress vitamins, help the body resist stress through their influence on the adrenal glands. In response to stress, adrenal hormones — in particular, cortisone — stimulate energy production by increasing blood sugar levels. With prolonged stress, the adrenal glands become exhausted and less able to secrete cortisone. Exhausted adrenal glands are a primary cause of immune system destruction and consequent disease.

Of all the details you may notice while looking in the mirror, under-eye circles are perhaps the “crystal ball” of health messengers. They can tell you a lot about your sleep habits, hydration needs, allergies and food sensitivities–and your sweet tooth.

They can also provide warning signals of much more complex health issues such as stress, adrenal exhaustion or even sluggish kidney function.

January 31, 2007 - Posted by | Health | ,

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