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Don’t Let Adrenal Fatigue Weigh You or Your Kid Down!

There are many causes of exhaustion including things like stress, illness, poor sleep habits, adrenal fatigue, depression, reduced thyroid function, and more. There are solutions available for fatigue that you or your child are experiencing – and you can get these resolved holistically before we get too much further into the school year!

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Your adrenals sit on top of your kidneys, busily secreting hormones that help regulate your body’s salt to water ratio, blood pressure, metabolism, stress response, glucose levels, sex hormones, and inflammation. That’s a lot of work for such small glands!

When your adrenal glands fail to function properly by over or under producing, one of the most common symptoms you will experience is fatigue. There are other symptoms involved with adrenal fatigue, including:

Adrenals under-producing:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Low blood sugar
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low blood pressure
  • Craving for salty food

Adrenals overproducing:

  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Acne
  • Easily bruised
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • Weakened skin and bones
  • Irregular or absent menstrual periods
  • Infertility
  • Impaired growth in children

While many of these symptoms can be resolved, it’s important to understand if they are caused by simple adrenal fatigue, or by another disease like diabetes or heart disease. It’s essential to let us know every symptom you or your child is experiencing, so we can provide you with the right holistic solution for your particular health problem.

Natural Solutions for Adrenal Fatigue

As you can see above, the hormonal imbalances caused by adrenal fatigue and other adrenal issues can create serious symptoms. It’s critical to get adrenal problems resolved rapidly. Here are a few of the natural solutions that we provide here at Flow Natural Health Care:

Discover food sensitivities

The old saying “you are what you eat” is right. When it comes to fueling your body and assisting it in both digesting and creating stores of the right vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly, food is the number one way to go! However, many people don’t know that they have allergies or are sensitive to particular foods. For example, many people are sensitive to wheat and milk. Others may have very specific foods they should avoid – like kidney beans or thyme. Most people would not know they have an allergy or sensitivity to a particular food without keeping a food journal and getting tested.

De-stress/Get Some Sleep

Stress and insomnia are often related – and both of these issues can contribute to if not cause adrenal fatigue. So, be sure to add some kind of stress relief to your everyday activities. You can do anything from finding something to laugh at daily to setting up a routine for better sleep at night. A shortlist of other stress relievers include:

  • Exercise
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Massage
  • Spending time in the real world (not online) with friends
  • Practicing forgiveness – even if that means forgiving yourself
  • Reducing alcohol and/or caffeine consumption
  • Healthy eating
  • Creating a balanced schedule
  • Use stress-relieving essential oils like lavender, chamomile, rose, or frankincense

Get amped up on B Vitamins

B Vitamins are essential to helping your body control its stress response. While three of the B Vitamins (B3, B5, and B6) are the most important of these vitamins to help support the adrenals, all of the B Vitamins work together to assist your glands in their return to full functionality.

There are additional natural solutions for both immediate relief of adrenal fatigue symptoms and for the condition itself. If you or a member of your family is suffering from any of the symptoms listed above, don’t hesitate to make an appointment here at Flow Natural Health Care. We are here to assist you and your family in finding the right holistic care for your health need.

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