Friday, August 27, 2010

Suffering From Low Energy? You Could Be Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue!

By Jimmy Jamm

Millions of people suffer from what is known as adrenal fatigue. This is a condition where the individual feels listless and devoid of the strength needed to perform mundane everyday tasks such as getting out of bed, go up and down a flight of stairs or taking a shower. Those that suffer from adrenal fatigue report a lack of general energy and chronic inability to perform simple tasks. The condition emanates from the failure of the adrenal glands, which sit right next to the kidneys, to produce two critical chemical hormones, testosterone and cortisol. This causes a chronic decrease in the body's energy levels.

Adrenal glands and hormones

A lot of research has been conducted on this condition and also its relationship to other similar conditions such as the chronic fatigue syndrome. The body's failure to produce critical hormones from the adrenal glands has been the sole reason that people experience a loss of energy. The condition has been compounded by the fact that symptoms are hard to diagnose, simply because they resemble many other conditions.

Symptoms and characteristics

Adrenal fatigue afflicts quite a number of people. As we mentioned, its symptoms resemble those of many other conditions. One of the characteristics of fatigue is that the person has difficulty performing even the most mundane of tasks. They report that the energy and the drive just isn't there. That is why there is a thin line between chronic fatigue syndrome and adrenal fatigue. Researchers are finding that the key to adrenal fatigue lies in the production of adrenaline and cortisol which are key to handling of stress. Because of modern stressful living, adrenaline and cortisol are produced almost constantly and depending on the degree of stress, the adrenal glands can shut down "in protest". The causes the body to suffer from chronic fatigue.

Treating adrenal fatigue

Adrenal fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome is a deceptive condition. It's deceptiveness comes from the fact that suffers do not look sick and can indeed pass off as perfectly normal. Even worse, the basic symptoms can resemble those of any other common sickness and sometimes can even masquerade as a normal tiredness. But this condition can lower one's ability to enjoy a high quality of life.

Chronic fatigue can be treated with medication. In many cases, the doctors recommend a remedy for stress-free living which can be more outdoor events and a reduction in anxiety.

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