Do you suffer from stress and adrenal fatigue?

Stress has become the main ingredient in our lives; So much that it makes us "normal" to be stressed

There are several types of stress: the one we can handle and the one that we get out of control. With the multiple pressures we make the stress get out of control causing our adrenal glands, whose function is the production of adrenaline, DHEA, and cortisol; Work more until the demand for cortisol is so much that it provokes a chronic fatigue, producing after an adrenal fatigue.

Cortisol is the stress hormone that also regulates blood sugar levels, protein, fatty acids, avoid allergies, provide a good immune system, control inflammation, in general, to provide a feeling of wellbeing. Both high levels and low blood cortisol can cause hormonal imbalances, mainly in the thyroid and testosterone; Also when it is much stress that we are suffering we need progesterone in order to produce more cortisol which results in an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone causing changes in mood, energy, muscle mass… among other

Low cortisol symptoms: Chronic fatigue, allergies, asthma, susceptible to disease, infections, arthritis, fibromyalgia

Elevated cortisol symptoms: loss of muscle and bone mass, increased abdominal fat, high blood sugar, many cravings for sugar-rich foods, insulin resistance, elevated blood pressure, low immune system, memory problems, sleep and of humor


How can we help our adrenal glands?

• Doing relaxation exercises: yoga, walking
• Do not drink caffeine-rich beverages: coffee, sodas or energy drinks
• Drink enough water
• Try to eat organic foods
• Take a multivitamin anti-stress: B-complex vitamins, especially 500mg of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and vitamin C or a special vitamin supplement to give support to the glands adrenals
• Sleep enough
• Meditation
• Laugh!!!!

How do I know if I have a problem with cortisol?

• If you have trouble getting up in the morning
• If you still have enough sleep, you keep feeling tired in the morning; I mean, you didn't have a repairing dream.
• Anxiety about eating salty foods or putting a lot of salts into food; Or well anxiety about eating very sweet foods
• If you are lethargic (lack of energy) you feel that you are in slow motion
• Make superhuman efforts to perform your daily activities
• Under libido or sexual desire
• You cannot manage everyday stress; You're constantly angry, you get upset easily, you're anxious, you eat in a compulsive way
• You don't recover quickly from illnesses: the flu lasts months, or it takes to heal wounds…
• You get dizzy If you get up fast from a chair or bed
• You are experiencing Mild depression
• Lack of interest in activities you normally liked and enjoyed
• If you are a woman your premenstrual syndrome has increased: you become more swollen, tired, increased colic, anxiety about eating
• Memory loss
• Little tolerance
• Do not You feel active or awake until 10 am; You start to feel tired from 3 or 4 in the afternoon and you feel better again 6pm

Has lowered your level of productivity adrenal fatigue is a syndrome, which means it's a set of signs like the ones you just described; If you have more than 10 of these signs you need to perform a hormonal profile with cortisol curve in saliva so that a health professional can give you the treatment indicated

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