Friday, August 17, 2012

Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue 

1. difficulty getting up in the morning 
2. Continuing fatigue not relieved by sleep
3. craving for salt and salty foods
4. Lack of energy
5. Increased effort to do every day tasks 
6. Decreased sex drive
7. Decreased ability to handle stress
8. Increased time to recover from illness, injury, or trauma
9. Light-headed when standing up quickly 
10. Increased PMS 
11. Symptoms increase if meals are skipped or inadequate. You need to drive yourself with sugary snacks and/or caffeine to keep going can be due to tendency towards low blood sugar
12. Inability to focus, fuzzy thinking
13. Become irritated easily
14. Feel better after evening meal
15. Afternoon low generally between 3 and 4
16. Decreased productivity, takes longer to complete tasks

No one symptom is a diagnosis but if several of these symptoms seem familiar to you then it is likely you are suffering from some level of adrenal fatigue.

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