Adrenal Fatigue

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue or adrenal exhaustion is when your adrenal glands (which sit on top of your kidneys) can no longer deal with the ‘fight or flight’ response.  That’s what they are designed to do, so you’re often left feeling like your ‘get up and go’ just got up and left.  Usually when you need it the most.

In short,

adrenal fatigue occurs when the amount of stress or combined stresses over-extend the capacity of the body (mediated by the adrenals) to compensate for and recover from that stress.
Dr James Wilson

I have adrenal fatigue, and throughout this blog you can read more about what it is, how I got it, what I’m doing about it.

Condition Report

The Condition Report is my personal diary which will chart my journey to recovering from adrenal fatigue.  Posts included are:

My difficult year (or three)  This post explains a little about adrenal fatigue and the stresses that contributed to the sad state of my adrenals

What is Adrenal Fatigue?   It features a list of symptoms to look out for and an excellent video interview with Dr Wilson which explains adrenal fatigue in depth.

My diagnosis and treatment Here I talk about how I found some help (finally) and what supplements and guidelines I am following.

Exercise – relief or torture? When you’re so fatigued, exercising can be torture.  Especially when you have to get up at 6.30am to do it.

No coffee, no wine, no chocolate What’s a girl to eat when her three vices are off limits?

Another year older A birthday is a timely reminder to look after myself and look at my long term health goals.

I failed big time I just can’t stay away from the chocolate

Are you looking after yourself? A common cold gets the better of me because I’m not looking after myself

Other Information

You can check out more about adrenal fatigue at Dr Wilson’s site www.adrenalfatigue.org.  Dr Wilson is recognised internationally as the foremost expert on treating stress related illnesses and adrenal function.

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