Adrenal Glands & Your Health

Are you tired for no reason? Having trouble getting up in the morning? Need coffee, colas, salty, or sweet snacks to keep going? Feeling run down and stressed? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is a health disorder that can affect any one who has suffered from persistent or severe emotional or physical stress. It is also an important contributing factor in health conditions ranging from allergies to obesity.

The proper functioning of the adrenal glands, even though no bigger than a walnut, ensures resiliency, energy, and endurance. The purpose of the adrenal glands is to enable the body to deal with stress from every possible source; physical, emotional, psychological, environmental, infectious. These "glands of stress" sit on top of the kidneys where the hormones they secrete affect the functioning of every tissue, organ, and gland in the body. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the amount of stress over extends the capacity of the body to compensate and recover from that stress. Anyone who does not get enough rest and relaxation to enjoy life, who drives him/herself constantly, who is never satisfied or is a perfectionist, who is under constant pressure, who feel trapped or helpless, who feels overwhelmed by repeated or continuous difficulties, or who has experienced severe or chronic emotional or physical trauma or illness is probably already suffering from some degree of adrenal fatigue. Signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue include; difficulty getting up in the morning, continuing fatigue not relieved by sleep, craving for salt or salty foods, lethargy, increased effort to do everyday day tasks, decreased sex drive, decreased ability to handle stress, increased time to recover from illness, injury or trauma, light headed when standing up quickly, mild depression, less enjoyment or happiness with life, increased PMS, symptoms increase if meals are skipped or inadequate, thoughts less focused, more fuzzy, memory less accurate decreased tolerance, don't really wake up until 10:00 am, afternoon low between 3 and 4 pm, feels better after evening meal, decreased productivity.

The good news is that the adrenal glands are capable of recovery, if given the correct support. There are no magic pills for adrenal fatigue but there are certainly key lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements that will greatly facilitate recovery. In order to help the many individuals who suffer from this problem regain their health and vitality, Dr. James Wilson wrote the book Adrenal Fatigue: the 21st Century Stress Syndrome.

This book as well as the unique products Dr. Wilson has created specifically to help you recover from adrenal fatigue and its related health problems are now available at MD Custom RX.

For more information or to schedule a hormone consultation with Doctor of Pharmacy Monica Zatarski RPh, please call MD Custom Rx at 262-373-1050

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