Adrenal Exhaustion

Adrenal exhaustion is most often experienced by people who don't get enough rest or can't relax and enjoy life. 

Do you suffer from adrenal fatigue?

Are you a perfectionist who is under constant pressure with few outlets to release your emotions? 

Do you feel trapped or helpless being overwhelmed with continuous difficulties? 

Have you experienced severe or chronic emotional trauma? If so, you're probably already suffering from some degree of adrenal fatigue. 

Adrenal Exhaustion

Adrenal fatigue is experienced by all kinds of people

People in all cultures and every age can experience adrenal exhaustion. Adrenal dysfunction can be experienced by people that lead very different lifestyles. 

Your job may be a factor 
Some professions are harder on the adrenal glands than others. 

If you look at insurance company actuarial tables of the mortality rates, what you would see is largely the amount of adrenal fatigue experienced in those jobs. For example, drug abuse and number of sick days in different professions is related to adrenal fatigue. The medical profession is a good example of an industry with jobs where people are prone toadrenal insufficiency and fatigue. 

Physicians die on average 10 years younger than the normal population. The police force is another profession that's hard on the adrenals. 

Withstanding stress

The ability to withstand stress varies from person to person. One person might be able to withstand stress quite easily and be ready for more, while another person may find the same stress overwhelming and impossible to bear. 

Lifestyle that leads to adrenal fatigue

The following are lifestyle factors that can lead to adrenal fatigue. 

  • trying to be perfect

  • constantly driving yourself

  • poor food choices

  • lack of sleep

  • constantly being in a position of powerlessness

  • using food and drinks as stimulants when tired

  • lack of enjoyable and rejuvenating activities

  • staying in no-win situations over time

  • staying up late at night even though fatigued

Adrenal Exhaustion

Is your diet causing your adrenal fatigue?

A poor diet can reduce your adrenals' ability to respond to stress. Poor diet is one of the most common chronic factors that contribute to adrenal exhaustion. 

About 62% of North Americans don't even eat one vegetable per day. If you eat primarily prepared food or processed foods and not many vegetables or raw foods, you can be sure your adrenal glands are not getting the nutrients they need to function optimally and to respond well in a crisis. 

Physical and emotional traumas effect your adrenal glands

Physical traumas such as infections, physical injury, malnutrition, surgery, extreme heat, dehydration, extreme cold, allergies, and lack of sleep drain your adrenal reserves. Also, emotional traumas such as loss of a job, a divorce, death of a friend, and financial problems have a serious impact on your adrenal health

Your adrenals may already be weak from birth

Children born to mothers already suffering from exhaustion and children who experience severe stress in the womb typically have lower adrenal function. 

Children like this have less capacity to deal with stress in their own lives and so are more prone to adrenal fatigue throughout their lives. 

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