Adrenal fatigue is caused by chronic stress. In our previous blog “What is Stress?” we described the 3 main types of stress that people experience. It’s important that you identify what stress you are experiencing most often and begin to be mindful of your body and how you are feeling at any current moment. If nothing changes and you continue to maintain a high stress lifestyle, you’ll most likely develop adrenal fatigue and could eventually suffer from increased obesity, depression, allergies, heart disease, infertility….the list goes on.
A day in the life…
Living with the physical and mental symptoms of adrenal fatigue can restrict how you live. It changes how the world looks; even the smallest of tasks become daunting and everything begins to look and feel overwhelming. It becomes physically draining and mentally frustrating.
The truth is your adrenals play a huge role in your health and energy. What starts as afternoon fatigue can turn into severe fatigue, minor aches and pains can become unbearable intense pain.
Because the symptoms of adrenal fatigue can come on or progress suddenly it’s common for sufferers to:
- skip tasks and projects altogether or seem to not put much effort in
- be more sensitive and perceive suggestions as criticism
- become more socially withdrawn in an effort to manage fatigue and decreased resilience
- reluctant to make plans because they just aren’t sure how they will feel at the time.
While adrenal fatigue requires a lifestyle change to overcome, it is still fixable and you will feel better than you have felt in a very long time. You will have energy to do what you enjoy doing and know how to be in control of your body and mind.