Signs of Adrenal Fatigue
- Feeling tired all the time, even after a good night’s sleep. This is perhaps the most common symptom of adrenal fatigue and the most straining to our everyday lives. It could lead to brain fog, poor concentration, and overuse of caffeine or stimulation.
- Difficulty dealing with stress. If you are finding even the most minor common stressors such as people or traffic, to leave you irritable and exhausted, your tolerance for stress has been depleted. This could be a sign that your adrenal glands aren’t functioning properly.
- Cravings for salty or sugary foods. Your adrenal glands play a key role in regulating your blood sugar levels. If they’re not functioning properly, you may find yourself reaching for snacks that can provide a quick energy boost.
- Brain fog or difficulty concentrating. When your body is under stress, it can be tough to focus on anything else. If you find that you’re struggling to concentrate or remember things, adrenal fatigue could be to blame.
- Insomnia or disrupted sleep. Your adrenal glands also produce hormones that help regulate your sleep-wake cycle. If they’re not functioning properly, you may find it hard to get a good night’s rest. This results in irregular sleep patterns that most nights may lead to increased energy levels at night, keeping you up until 2:00 am in the morning.
Weight gain, particularly in the stomach area. Regardless of how healthy or often you work out, you may feel as though you are not losing weight or are struggling with stubborn fat. Most of this weight gain can be distributed in your stomach area.
- Heart palpitations can occur when you are resting and feel like your heart skipped a beat or you skipped a breath.
- Compromised immune system. You are more vulnerable to getting sick due to lack of sleep, exhaustion, and inability to handle stress.
- Low Sex Drive: Your adrenal glands produce hormones that play a role in regulating your sex drive. This may come in the form of low libido or for women, missed or irregular periods. If you are a woman, your cycle may become disrupted or completely absent due to high-stress levels and hormone imbalance