Adrenal exhaustion, adrenal dysregulation, adrenal fatigue, and adrenal stress all amount to different levels of one’s adrenal system not being fully healthy. The symptoms that come with adrenal issues are difficult, but there are also side issues that relate to adrenal problems that people need to be aware of.
The adrenals cause hormone dysregulation between the hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenal axis which can cause hormone issues as well as emotional problems. The hypothalamus which is responsible for emotional and neurological stability, short term memory, and other neurological functions can be unbalanced due to excess cortisol; easily the result of too much stress.
Since the endocrine system is all interwoven, one must realize that other hormone issues are affected by unhealthy adrenals. People with thyroid disorders will never be fully healed until they have healed their adrenals. Women who struggle through menopause often have issues with their adrenals as well. A woman to who has a healthy adrenal gland can decrease menopausal symptoms and issues.
Blood sugar issues are both a symptom of adrenal fatigue and can also further aggravate the adrenal problem. The blood sugar rollercoaster often causes issues of being chronically stressed, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, mood disorders, and headaches. These blood sugar issues cause further adrenal exhaustion due to the increased amount of cortisol that must be released into the body to regulate glucose.
The intestinal lining, the mucous, thins and becomes permeable due to excess cortisol levels. People who are dealing with adrenal issues often have leaky gut syndrome which can also lead to additional food allergies and sensitivities and autoimmune issues.
When someone is dealing with adrenal issues, other symptoms and problems may arise. Healing the adrenals is a key to success to heal the body for these other conditions. Contact Becca Walters for further information.
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