Adrenal Stress Adrenal Insufficiency and Burnout


Do you suffer from adrenal burnout?


This is a common symptom of post viral fatigue syndrome which is the early stage of CFS /ME Have you suffered  a major life changing stress, such as bereavement, divorce, redundancy, severe illness, prior to the start of your fatigue illness? Ddoes physical or mental stress now make you feel drained? Always down with something - as soon as you recover from one bug another infection takes hold? Experience a 'fade-away' sensation on standing up or dizziness at any time due to low Blood Pressure?

It is common for the symptoms of fatigue illnesses, especially C.F.S and M.E, to start following a stressful life event. These negative life experiences puts the adrenal glands under stress, from which they may not fully recover.This is termed as 'adrenal burnout'
Terry Lemerond, a well known natural health writer, broadcaster and successful businessman in the USA,  has  written an article on the subject of low adrenal gland hormone levels. The adrenal glands play a major role in maintaining an effective immune system. These are affected by major stress experiences.  He lists many symptoms of the 'burnout' which are common  in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis. 
These include:
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  • Recurrent infections
  • Low blood pressure
  • Allergies 
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Sore throat in mornings
  • Muscle stiffness on rising
  • Exhausted in the mornings? Not a morning person?
  • Accompanies low thyroid hormone levels
  • Anorexia
  • Constipation
  • Slow metabolism
  • Sensitive to cold
  • Hives
  • Crave salt
and many more.

There are recommendations for various nutrients which will support the adrenal glands in order to return them to their optimal condition. These include a specific formula containing various glandular stimulating products, as well as a formula to regenerate adrenal function which includes Licorice, Rehmannia Root, DHEA, and Adrenal extract.


See the full article here : Terry Talks Nutrition - Adrenal stress


For more information see :  Do you CRASH with stress?


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