Monday, March 24, 2008

Burnt Out? Feeling Exhausted? Combating Adrenal Fatigue: Learn Natural Remedies and the Best Remedy Stress Treatments

Who isn't stressed, burnt out, exhausted and just feeling run down? Unfortunately, you are probably one of the millions of sufferers from Chronic Fatigue or Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. There is hope and recovery and treatment is available; it just takes time, rest, supplementation and nourishing the adrenal glands and your body.

I myself am a sufferer and sometimes it is almost debilitating. I have occasional bouts with adrenal stress or adrenal burnout..they are brought on by stress from family or work, long hours, terrible eating habits or even lack of sleep. Luckily, i know how to get myself out of the danger zone and use diet, supplementation, sleep, body therapy and a variety of relaxation techniques to balance my system.

Why do we get adrenal fatigue syndrome?
The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and produce a large number of hormones. The cortex (outer part) produces corticosteroids made from cholesterol, these include cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), aldosterone and the sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen. Cortisol is the major hormone involved in the stress response. Under prolonged stress cortisol levels are elevated, increasing blood pressure and blood sugar levels and suppressing the inflammatory response of the immune system. DHEA is thought to counteract the negative effects of prolonged high cortisol levels such as immune suppression and damage to brain cells through over stimulation. DHEA levels decline with age which has caused some people to label it as the master anti-aging hormone. This may or may not be the case but in studies it has certainly been shown to increase energy and feelings of well being. The adrenal medulla (central part) makes adrenaline and noradrenaline, the substances that produce the "fight-or-flight response" when stimulated by the autonomic nervous system, giving that unmistakable short-term burst of energy that enables you to overcome whatever danger is present.

The challenge with out modern lives, our body is in a constant state of "flight-or-fight" and it essentially causes many challenges for our bodies- it may be the cause of some diabetes, heart disease and even infertility. The adrenal glands are key to our health and our happiness.

I will write weekly about adrenal fatigue and how to address this very problematic and burdensome disease. Many of my subscribers find this blog through their searches surrouding adrenal burnout and natural cures or treatments to address adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue. I hope my blog will come to be considered an important adrenal support blog.

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