Get the Help You Need to Deal With Adrenal Fatigue
Feeling tired on a daily basis even when you’ve received a good amount of sleep in conjunction with the craving for salty foods is often referred to as the condition “adrenal fatigue.”
While there are misconceptions and even denial of the condition altogether, it’s important to recognize the concerning symptoms and issues related to adrenal fatigue. At the Diabetes & Endocrinology Specialists of El Paso, we diagnose and treat the condition with the intention of providing you palpable assistance to improve your health.
What You Need to Know About This Condition
Coined in 1998 by Dr. James L. Wilson, an expert in alternative medicine, the term “adrenal fatigue” was created to describe symptoms associated with low-functioning adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are the small organs above the kidneys that respond to stress by releasing hormones such as cortisol. For those who suffer from long-term stress, fatigue kicks in since the glands cannot produce additional cortisol. A lack of cortisol can lead to symptoms such as feeling tired, fatigue, and craving salty food. It is important to recognize that these symptoms can also be related to other health issues like depression, fibromyalgia, and apnea; therefore, an overall exam of your health will aid in finding the best treatment for you.
The rise of longer work days, faster lifestyles, and stressful environments may all play a role in the heightened symptoms of fatigue and sodium cravings. Other commonly reported symptoms include:
- Feeling lightheaded
- Craving salty foods
- Feeling tired even after a good night’s rest
- Trouble falling asleep at night
- Difficulty waking up in the morning
Everyone’s body responds differently to stress. People who also suffer from depression or a chronic illness will ultimately need medication or therapy that helps support their respective condition. Common recommendations for treatment include:
- Chiropractic medicine
- Daily doses of Vitamin C as recommended by a doctor
- Daily doses of Vitamins B5, B6, and/or B12 as recommended by a doctor
- Taking more Magnesium
- Consuming a healthy diet
It’s important to consult with a doctor regarding a treatment plan in order to determine what will work best for you!
Constantly feeling tired is no way to live. A lack of energy can have negative effects on your professional and personal life, from lacking focus at work to avoiding the activities you once enjoyed with friends and family. If you suffer from extreme exhaustion, you might also be facing the risks of weight gain, insulin resistance, extreme fatigue, and brain fog, all of which lead to poor health. Don’t delay getting the help you deserve!