3 Common Symptoms Of Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue is not something that many people are aware of. It’s a stress-related condition that occurs when a person’s adrenal glands are not working as well as they should. It can be caused by long-term stress, be it at work, home or from an illness. These glands control how your body deals with stress by releasing hormones that regulate your immune system, energy and heart. This lowering in hormones can affect people in varying ways, some more obviously than others. If you feel constantly stressed and are suffering from the following symptoms, there’s a chance you may have Adrenal Fatigue.

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Unsurprisingly, fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that sufferers experience. This extreme tiredness can make it difficult to maintain energy levels throughout the day. It can make a person feel weak, in both mind and body. This symptom can make it challenging to concentrate, do physical activities and even stay awake. This can be potentially life threatening as it increases the chances of accidents on the road and at work. It also jeopardises relationships as it makes it tough for a person to stay motivated and upbeat. For more information, visit http://www.medicinenet.com/.

Difficulty handling stress

An inability to handle stress is another telltale symptom of Adrenal Fatigue. If your adrenal glands are not working at an optimal level, you are lacking the hormones you need to respond to stress. As well as regulating our bodies these hormones give us adrenaline, strength and focus. Without the right amount, stressful situations can seem overwhelming and difficult to handle positively. This can result in sufferers feeling irritable, anxious and more likely to argue with friends and family. This inability to manage stress also affect their skin by making it dry and sensitive. This symptom is usually associated in the later stages of the condition and can get progressively worse if left untreated. To learn more, you can visit https://www.drlam.com/ or make an appointment with your doctor.

Heightened energy during the evening

While many sufferers experience fatigue throughout the day, others find their energy levels increase. This commonly occurs during the late afternoon and evening. Generally, we should feel our most energetic first thing in the morning and get tired gradually. But spikes in the hormone Cortisol can alter this for those with Adrenal Fatigue. They can wake up feeling completely drained, only to feel more awake as the day progresses. This can make it difficult to get sufficient sleep and relax during the evening. This is a symptom that starts in the early stages of the condition when the glands are still able to release enough of the hormones we need. To start tracking your energy cycles, take a look at http://www.lifehack.org/.

If you have experienced even one of these symptoms, always seek professional help right away. While these are the most common symptoms that Adrenal fatigue sufferers will have, they may also be linked to a number of other health concerns.

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Is Your Tween Healthy?

A tween is any child between the ages of around 8-14 years old. Making sure your tween is healthy will ensure they grow up to be well rounded, responsible teens and adults. Children of this age can be exposed to many things thanks to the TV and the internet, and in turn this can fill them with false, negative beliefs. They may get depressed, they may start acting out – they may not even do anything to let you know that they are not OK. Look for these signs to give you an idea of whether your tween is healthy or not:

Noticing Changes in Behaviour

Your tween will always display some changes in behaviour, even if they are healthy. Many of them will spend hours on the phone or computer, stay out more, and probably have little interest in spending as much time with the family. Rest assured that this is normal. It’s only when these behaviours seem extreme and they become very secretive should you begin to worry. Monitor changes in behaviour. Only you know your tween best, so only you know if you’re overreacting or if something needs to be done.


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Changes In Mood

Again, there are going to be changes in mood. They will have mood swings, seem irritable, and even sad at times. It’s all part of growing up. However, these swings shouldn’t last very long. A few days at most. If it seems that they are sad, anxious, or depressed more often than not, then you should seek help for them. Depression in tween girls and boys is as real as it is in adults, so make sure you don’t ignore the signs.

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Knowing How To Handle It

Knowing how to handle the changes in your tween is important. It can be sensitive, especially if you think they may be depressed or anxious. But you need to sort it out as quickly as you can to avoid problems in the future. When speaking to them, you must always speak in a calm voice. Only ever say what you mean, and be prepared to listen to what they are really saying to you. Don’t interrupt them. You definitely shouldn’t use sarcasm or anything that could turn the situation into a huge argument. At the end of the day, you’re on their side. Act like you’re on the same team. Have a discussion rather than an argument and lecturing your teen. If you know they have been smoking or drinking, for instance, try not to overreact. It can be shocking, but this is something many tweens do and get over quickly. If your tween is self medicating in other ways or even has an eating disorder of some kind, it can be even harder to handle. You need to be sensitive and let them know you’re there for them. Having an intervention and getting professional help at a time like this could be a smart move.

Is your tween healthy? You know your tween better than anybody, so use your best judgement when working out what to do.

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Dealing with Long-Term Sickness

Being diagnosed with an illness that is going to put you out of action for a prolonged period of time can be devastating. But it’s something that you can bounce back from. Here’s what you need to do to deal with it.

Follow Medical Advice

Dealing with an illness is never easy, but you can only get back to normal if you listen to your doctors. They are the ones that really know what they’re talking about, so make sure you don’t act like you know better. The patient needs to talk to the doctor and give them feedback if the comeback is going to be as smooth as it can be. It should be a two-way process, but your doctor’s advice should always be listened to.

This can be difficult if it means having to change your lifestyle dramatically. But a doctor wouldn’t give you advice just to annoy you or make your life difficult. Having said that, if you are unsure about the advice from a doctor, get a second opinion. But once two doctors have told you the same thing, it’s probably a good idea to listen to that advice rather than ignore it.

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Cover Yourself Financially

One of the big problems that you will face when you are suffering from a long-term illness relates to your finances. Many people find that they can no longer cover all the costs and bills that they have to pay. This is a big problem, so make sure that you give it some thought. If you have a partner to depend on, then the financial hit will probably be a little more manageable.

If you don’t have a partner whose income can tide you over, then you will have to look at the alternatives. First of all, make sure that you are getting the sick pay that you are entitled to. Understanding sick pay entitlement can be tricky. But if you were in a full-time job previously, that employer must give you the statutory level of sick pay for a fixed amount of time while you recover.

Return to Normal Life Slowly

When you have been sick for a long time, you are always anxious to bounce back and get back to normal. This is what everyone wants when something like this happens to them. First of all, it’s important not to rush your recovery. If you do this, you might damage your recovery and put yourself out of action for even longer, and that’s just counter-productive. So, listen to your doctor’s advice and pace yourself.

When the time is right for you to go back to work, then you need to do this slowly. If you have a job to go back to and a supportive employer, then you are in a very fortunate position indeed. This makes everything so much easier, and it’s exactly what you need. Things might take a little longer if you have to find a new job and get used to a new kind of work. Take it easy and go at your own pace. Most importantly, don’t take on more than you can handle.

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Using Fat Burners to Help you Lose Weight

Losing weight is about burning calories more than we eat. So if you are trying to lose weight but you are eating too much it is useless, you should eat balance diet together with fitness exercise. Some people are using diet pills, spend money on fitness gadgets and there are also some people who are using fat burner like ignite maxx which is stimulant free and contains natural weight loss ingredients.

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Fat burner increase your metabolism and burns calories but there are other brand of fat burner that gives side effects to your stomach so you should be careful in choosing the right brand.  As what I have read ignite maxx uses stimulants that can increase energy and improve stamina and well-being.

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Importance of Testosterone Supplement

The owner of the gym where we work out is also in a buy and sell business, he sells whey protein  multivitamin protein, fat burners, energy boosters and other protein supplements. I will not be surprised if someday he will also sell myodrol, a testosterone supplement.

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We all know that both male and female have testosterone but male has ten times more than female.  As what I have read testosterone is needed for health and well-being of  of human and other mammals.  A good level of testosterone can help for the  prevention of osteoporosis and it can also increase muscle development, bone mass, growth of body hair. While having a low testosterone can increased risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

So if you think you are low in testosterone see your doctor first before trying taking this supplements because like other medicines and supplements too much is not good. It has side effects like problems in pancreas and liver and as well as hair loss.

 Originally Published on: Mar 24, 2012 @ 00:35
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