The adrenal glands are of high importance for the entire body. These small layered glands reside on top of your kidneys. In fact, they are important for healthy kidney function and the production of hormones – particularly stress hormones and sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone).
The adrenal glands release several hormones, like steroids and adrenaline. These hormones improve the metabolic rate, strengthen the immunity, and regulate blood pressure. They also help the body to manage stress, so problems with their release lead to numerous health issues.
Adrenal fatigue leads to lower levels of a number of hormones that can affect every single part of your body. Left unattended, adrenal fatigue can lead to adrenal insufficiency.
Some of the signs of adrenal fatigue include:
- Hair loss
- Poor sleep
- Brittle nails and/or dry skin
- Chronic body and emotional fatigue
- Brain fog and memory loss
- Body aches or chronic muscle pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Blurry vision
- Heart palpitations
- Low blood pressure
- Low sex drive
- Muscle weakness
- Thyroid problems
- Uterine fibroids
- Unexplained weight loss or gain