Adrenal fatigue is a kind of burnout caused by long-term, high-stress levels. Hormones like cortisol are released from the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys, in response to stressors from the environment. When the glands have to continually pump out hormones because of high stress in your life, they get burnt out, and so do you.
To find out if you have adrenal fatigue, ask yourself some of these topical questions:
- Do I ever feel ‘tired but wired’, like I want to sleep or relax but can’t put my mind at ease?
- Have I ever felt like I can’t handle all the things on my plate?
- Did I used to have an easier time getting out of bed in the morning?
Naturopathic Doctors are trained to identify and treat these causes of fatigue by creating a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Treatment modalities used could include: nutritional and lifestyle counselling, herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture which can all help you beat fatigue.