Do you sleep 7-8 hours a night, but still wake up exhausted? Do you often feel exhausted and weighed down by your responsibilities? Is your recovery from an illness or a stressful situation take longer than it should? If you answered yes to any of these statements, you could be suffering from adrenal fatigue. This condition is not something you want to ignore. It's important you understand adrenal fatigue symptoms and signs so you can identify if you have it or not.
Remember symptoms are an important messenger system of the body. Symptoms tell us when something isn’t working quite right.
Here are the most common adrenal fatigue symptoms and signs so you get a better idea if what you’re experiencing is actually adrenal fatigue or something else?
Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms and Signs
Weight Issues: Tendency to gain weight in the abdomen and/or have a tough time losing weight
Food cravings: Cravings for salty or sugary foods, sometimes feeling uncontrollable?
Energy: Wired and Tired. Constantly exhausted. You’re tired even without having indulged in vigorous activities. You feel exhausted and weighed down by your responsibilities. You seem to “wake up” after 6:00 pm and feel like the day has just begun
Sleep: Have trouble falling asleep or suffer from insomnia. Wake up frequently through the night or sleep 7-8 hours a night, but you wake up feeling exhausted
Blood pressure: High or low blood pressure can both be indicators. Getting lightheaded when you get up quickly is associated with low blood pressure
Thinking: Brain fog. Hard to stay focused on one task, racing thoughts constantly
Immunity: Recovery from an illness or a stressful situation takes longer than it should
Food Sensitivities/Allergies: Can’t seem to digest certain foods although you have never had food allergies before
Libido: Reduced sex drive
Hormones: Experience severe PMS
Additional symptoms include:
- Numbness in your fingers
- Cold hands and feet
- Frequent urination
- Poor circulation
- Allergies worsen or develop allergies later in life
- Hair loss
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Low Body Temperature
- Heart palpitations
Again if you have adrenal fatigue, this is not something you want to ignore as it can lead to many long-term health consequences, if left untreated.
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