The real reason why you're always exhausted may not be what you think. Quite often people who simply think they're not feeling well are actually suffering from a condition known as adrenal fatigue. This then becomes labelled as something known as chronic fatigue very often. Find out now why this is and get a better understanding of these chronic health conditions.
When the body experiences extreme exhaustion it is most likely suffering from adrenal fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome; these two disorders tend to go hand in hand, if you have one you might have the other, and vice versa. For the most part this article will concentrate on adrenal fatigue; mostly because more is known about this illness then is known about chronic fatigue syndrome.
The adrenal glands are two of the most important glands in the body; they produce the hormones required to balance out the chemicals in one's system. If these glands begin to malfunction, they can slow down production of these much needed hormones or they can work faster and harder and produce excessive amounts of these important hormones. Either way, the adrenal glands are not functioning properly which causes unpleasant consequences in the body which are annoying at best and hard to live with at most.
The important hormones that the adrenal glands are in charge of producing include adrenaline, cortisol, DHEA, and nor-epinephrine. Each one has a specific job to fulfill in the inner workings of the body, and when one or more of them is too high or too low adrenal fatigue can set in. Some of the symptoms associated with this disorder include the following but is not limited too:
- Heart palpitations
- Extreme fatigue
- Restless sleep
- Waning energy
- Low libido
- Dependency on chemical uppers
- Weight gain
In addition to these common symptoms there are others which can be tied into adrenal fatigue syndrome, but they are too numerous to list. Always remember that if you show any signs or symptoms, it is time to talk to a medical provider; they will be able to order different tests to determine what is causing these problems.