Adrenal fatigue occurs because of chronic, unmanaged stress—situations like this used to be described as a "nervous breakdown" or something similar. But the symptoms associated with a nervous breakdown describe adrenal fatigue. It happens when the adrenal glands can't deal with the amount of stress they're given.
Thankfully, there are things you can do to manage stress and prevent adrenal fatigue. It’s also possible to restore fatigue adrenal glands. Chiropractic adjustments are one of the most effective tools for dealing with adrenal fatigue.
There are a few different tests available to help you determine if you’ve developed adrenal fatigue. These include:
Any combination of the following physical symptoms could indicate adrenal fatigue:
Emotional symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
Mental or cognitive symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
Several issues can contribute to the development of adrenal fatigue, including:
The two most common issues that trigger adrenal fatigue include:
Stress is one of the most common reasons people develop adrenal fatigue. Temporary bursts of stress, as you’d experience when you have an upcoming test or job interview, usually aren’t a problem. Stress spikes, you handle the experience, and you move on.
The problem with stress is that it can be chronic. Some of the most common causes of chronic stress include financial issues, family or marital problems, and feeling stuck in situations that make you unhappy, such as a job.
Another of the most common causes of adrenal fatigue is failing to eat a proper diet. Exposure to unhealthy foods and not enough nutritious food stresses your body. Many people who experience adrenal fatigue have one or more nutritional deficiencies. One of the best things you can do to prevent adrenal fatigue or heal after experiencing it is to assess your nutrition and improve.
What can you do to improve your diet if you’re concerned about adrenal fatigue?
Limit or avoid:
Eating a well-balanced diet is one of the best things you can do to improve adrenal health. This means getting sufficient, quality sources of macronutrients, including fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Some foods to add to your diet to support adrenal health include:
Exercise is one of the most powerful tools for managing adrenal health. However, you don’t want to overdo it. Over-exercising can create the same problems as not getting enough movement every day.
Consider the following when designing an exercise routine to promote adrenal health:
Chiropractic care is a great way to help you manage adrenal fatigue. It works by finding and removing subluxations. Subluxations interfere with your nervous system and prevent it from functioning properly. When your nervous system functions as it should, it helps your adrenal glands perform at optimum levels.
Chiropractic adjustments remove stress from the spine, activating the parasympathetic nervous system. You’ll be better able to relax and manage stress when your spine is aligned and functioning correctly.
The benefits of using chiropractic care to treat adrenal fatigue include:
Chiropractic care improves energy. When your spine is not aligned, your head becomes a weight that can be too much to carry around all day. Your entire body has to work harder than it should just to hold up your head. Normal movements require massive amounts of energy, which throughout the day and over time drains your energy. You experience headaches, sore neck, backaches, and more.
Bringing your spine into alignment means you’re only carrying the weight you were meant to carry.
A study published in 2007 showed that one chiropractic adjustment produced the same positive results as taking two blood-pressure-reducing medications. The study also showed that the positive outcome of the adjustment lasted longer than six months.
High blood pressure is often related to stress. Over time, elevated blood pressure can damage the body, including adrenal health. Reducing blood pressure to a healthy number is one of the best things you can do to support good adrenal and overall health.
Your adrenal glands are responsible for producing cortisol. Cortisol is a necessary hormone, but too much cortisol damages your health over time. It can cause problems with blood sugar and suppress your immune system.
Long-term high levels of cortisol contribute to:
The more you do to get your cortisol levels into a healthy range, the better. Chiropractic care supports a healthy endocrine system and helps regulate all of your hormones. People who undergo chiropractic treatments for a specific reason often report also experiencing a reduction in illnesses, improved sleep, reduced pain, and more energy.
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