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What Does Adrenal Fatigue Feel Like? (plus TOP 7 Causes)
Published by Theta Health in Diet and Nutrition · 26 April 2022

What Does Adrenal Fatigue Feel Like?

The best indicators for what adrenal fatigue feels like are that you will have a low tolerance for stress; have a short fuse and get easily irritated. Another good indicator is fatigue; feeling run down. We've listed below other ways on how adrenal fatigue will make you feel.

Suffering from adrenal fatigue is extremely unpleasant; based on the fact that it causes one to feel completely low - like feeling your body has run out of fuel. What is it? It's a health condition where your adrenal glands get overworked and burned out. And as a result, it can have a major impact on your health and wellbeing, so you’ll want to avoid the following top 7 adrenal fatigue causes where you can. See further on...

The anatomy and location of the adrenal glands in the body

The adrenal glands are located on top of your kidneys (see image below). They are on each side of your body and look like little triangles. They produce adrenal hormones like cortisol and play a key role in the body’s stress response.

Anatomy and Location of the Adrenal Glands in the Body

A small amount of stress on the body can be good for you. When under a small amount of stress (such as when exercising, taking a cold shower, etc.) your body is able to compensate and get stronger.
But the problems start when we are under stress all of the time and it doesn’t stop. Chronic exposure to certain stressors breaks things down and wears out our adrenal glands. This leads to something called adrenal fatigue.

Your adrenals are forced to pump out cortisol (a stress hormone) to deal with the constant, chronic stress.

But eventually your adrenal glands get completely worn down and are unable to function properly. This is a big problem and leads to a wide range of symptoms in the body that will make you feel ill.

The strength of your adrenals relates to your ability or inability to handle stess. If you're feeling you can't handle stress very well, chances are, you have adrenal fatigue.

How Adrenal Fatigue Will Make You Feel

The major signs of adrenal fatigue to watch for include:

  • Tolerance to stress (your ability or inability to handle stress)
  • Fatigue and feeling tired all the time
  • Insomnia (inability to sleep)
  • Feeling run down
  • Not able to recover and rejuvenate
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Poor immunity (constantly feeling ill or chronic health problems)
  • Skin problems and hair loss
  • Muscle and bone loss
  • PMS and strong menopause reactions, including hot flashes and mood swings
  • Lightheaded and brain fog (unable to think clearly)
  • Loss of appetite and weight gain
  • Cravings for junk foods

The Top 7 Adrenal Fatigue Causes

We've listed the top causes of adrenal fatigue that will make you feel unwell:

  1. Chronic lack of sleep
  2. Long-term consumption of too much caffeine
  3. No exercise
  4. Chronic stress or shock
  5. Low nutrients: Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin D
  6. Chronic pain and inflammation
  7. Chronic infection

Are You Feeling Like You Have Adrenal Fatigue?

The body's adrenal glands naturally produce cortisone but need certain vitamins and minerals to do so. Using adrenal exhaustion supplements to help the adrenal glands can be very beneficial when dealing with adrenal burnout or exhaustion.

MAXUP Adrenal Repair is one of our best products for adrenal fatigue. Developed specifically for this condition, it contains the correct ratio of vitamins and minerals needed for reducing adrenal fatigue.

MAXUP Adrenal Repair

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