FATIGUE: ADRENAL CONNECTION
No 2. STRESS, STRESS AND MORE STRESS....
These days. it seems like we are buzzing from one place to another, have multiple deadlines to meet, have multi tasked roles, have a plethora of people who depend on your services as a parent, sibling, lover, friend, boss, worker, etc have extended ourselves financially. Not forgetting for those times where you would normally have peace and quite, we now have Netflix, Stan, Foxtel, mutliple gadgets to fill in the time and continue our daily stimulation. Just maybe you find yourself checking your phone constantly instead of JUST BEING in the stillness. When there is no rest, no stillness, when you’re stressed to the max due to constant stimulation, your adrenal glands suffer the most.
If you’ve ever been suddenly frightened, you know what an adrenaline surge feels like. This is a natural defense mechanism controlled by the adrenal glands. Unfortunately, chronic stress and busyness can trigger an abnormal adrenal response—either deficient or excessive hormone release. Often, the adrenals become “exhausted” as a result of the constant demands placed upon them.
Symptoms include chronic fatigue and feeling “stressed out,” high mood alterations as well as reduced resistance to allergies and infections.
Stress and Adrenal Health
One of the best ways to support the adrenal glands is to deal with stress more effectively. Exercise and relaxation techniques are vital components of a healthy stress-management program, no matter how tired you think you are.
Regular exercise (even if it is walking) leads to an increased ability to cope with stress and reduces the risk of stress-related diseases. Relaxation techniques counteract the negative impact of stress on the body by inducing its opposite reaction. Although you can relax by sleeping or reading a book, relaxation techniques are designed specifically to produce the “relaxation response.”
There are several helpful relaxation techniques, including meditation, prayer, self-hypnosis, yoga, Emotional Freedom Technique, Visualisation and biofeedback. You may have to try a few methods first to find one that works for you. Some of my patients feel relaxed when they complete a boxing class, others only feel relaxed after a yoga class. The important thing is to set aside at least 5–10 minutes each day to perform a ritual and a relaxation technique that suits you.
Chillax...Your adrenals will love you for it..... y giving back more energy to live life like you want.
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