What is Adrenal Insufficiency?

Your adrenal glands produce your stress hormones, the main one being cortisol. Cortisol is released in response to stress. It gives your body a surge of energy to help you respond properly to perceived threats.

Whatever the form of the stress, the adrenal glands are the first to react. If there is a period of prolonged stress, eventually the adrenal glands weaken and are no longer able to produce the amount of cortisol and other hormones the body requires. At this point, you may begin to experience symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, irritability and an inability to cope with stress.

Stress can come in many forms.

  • Physical stress

    Such as an injury, accident, chronic infections, food sensitivities, chronic inflammation.

  • Emotional stress

    Such as a demanding career, the birth of a new baby, or the death of a loved one.

  • Environmental stress

    Such as pollution, pesticides, carcinogens, and electromagnetic fields.

Everyone is under stress. A certain amount of stress can be healthy and keep us productive. However, extreme stress can accumulate and start to negatively impact our health, leading to adrenal insufficiency and health problems.

Adrenal insufficiency is all too common in our modern society with information overload and an expectation of having too few hours to enjoy life. Some of the symptoms include: fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, irritability, and mood swings. This is not simply a side effect of getting older!

How much is stress affecting your health?

Most people are suffering from stress. This probably includes you!

Pay attention to the signs your body has been giving you
(muffin top, low libido, fatigue & more)
with the help of this short questionnaire.