What really is adrenal fatigue? What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue? Can you fully recover from it?

symptoms of adrenal fatigue

It was Dr James Wilson who came up with the name, back in 1998. He noticed a particular pattern of symptoms in people suffering from this.

The body has an amazing capacity to heal itself. It’s the immune system that does this. Sickness, or lack of health, comes about because the vitality of this intangible part of the body is no longer capable of righting the imbalance. Imbalances that can come about from a variety of factors, such as injury, drugs or vaccines, emotional stress or any other stress.

In today’s world, stress is a common denominator. Life can seem like an eternal round of stress. Getting to work is usually stressful in itself. Coping with work can be highly stressful. Working in an environment that does little to ease this (high rise offices, fluorescent lighting, etc) and can contribute to the load.

Home life for many is little better, with relationship issues. Burying yourself in a social life that encourages alcohol consumption, smoking, lack of exercise and poor eating habits is hardly a recipe for health.

It is indeed remarkable that more people don’t have poorer health at an earlier age. This is a testament to the tenacity of life. A bit like a plant breaking through concrete in the process of germination.

It is when this stress can no longer be held at bay by the immune system that symptoms of adrenal fatigue can start to emerge.

These include:

  • poor energy on waking, can take till midday to wake up fully (not exclusive to this condition)
  • caffeine is needed to start the day (again not exclusive to this condition)
  • there is a very focussed pattern of energy – mid morning low, better after lunch, a mid afternoon low, pick up around 6pm, another low between 9 and 11pm, when you will pick up again, then another low at about 1 – 2am when you will finally give in and go to bed
  • if you are able to sleep more than 2 hours after your normal waking time, you feel better

So what are the causes of adrenal fatigue? How can you prevent it or heal it without medication?

The obvious answer starts will reducing the stress in your life. You may not be able to change work or leave an unhealthy relationship quickly, but you can eat more healthy food and take measures to work on a poor relationship, quickly. And to get more sleep.

But looking at long term options will be good for your long term health.

Homeopathic treatment is one of the best ways to right the imbalance that is the cause of so many illnesses, including this one. A good choice of remedy brings the immune system back into its ability to heal you. Interesting, it often means stressful situations no longer bother you as much.

However, to fully recover from the symptoms of adrenal fatigue, you need to start leading a healthier life style. You need to start making changes in your life, otherwise you may make a full circle and succumb once more. A illness is really a kick up the backside for you to realise you are making inappropriate choices for a healthy life.

See a professional health practitioner for the best way to get started and stay on your health path.


Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues, often serious, and all their GP can offer is drugs and surgery? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another. Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY you’re getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of your life. A strategy that restores your health and allows you to enjoy life.

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