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5 Warning Signs that You Might Have Adrenal Fatigue

A blood vial sits on a medical checklist with the words adrenal fatigue written over the top.“Am I tired or am I dying?”

That is an extreme question, but it shows the confusion many people have about their medical
conditions. Many people have symptoms without knowing what they mean. Stress puts an enormous strain
on your body and can impact everything from mood to your appetite to sexual experiences such as
having erectile dysfunction. Due to the general pace of modern life and the stress many people
experience, Adrenal Fatigue is common.

In this article, we will go over what Adrenal Fatigue is and the most common
warning signs that you may have it. Remember, you won’t need to have each symptom to
experience the condition and have an impact on your health.

1. Still Tired After Sleeping a Full Night

We have all had a long night and had to get up early the next morning. You feel tired, sluggish,
can’t think as easily, and generally feel rundown. If you feel that way after getting a full
night’s rest, you might have a problem. We can all feel tired every once in a while, but if
that is every day, you may have Adrenal Fatigue.

2. Light Sensitivity

Many people with Adrenal Fatigue are also sensitive to light. Sodium and potassium imbalances can
cause this sensitivity. These minerals help with pupil dilation, the changes in your eye that help
you to see in different light intensities. When your body feels stress, you burn through some
minerals, including sodium and potassium,  quickly.

3. Feeling Sluggish in the Afternoon

Similar to the first symptom, many people feel rundown by 3 pm. Many people go for their afternoon
coffee to keep them running. For people with Adrenal Fatigue, your body may be stressed due to
unstable blood sugar levels. Blood sugar crashes after sweet meals can cause a blood sugar
crash.

4. Craving Sweet or Salty Snacks

This one can be tough, because that can apply to most people. When your body has a blood sugar
crash, it will crave sweet or salty foods to replace what it is missing. Be on the lookout for these
cravings as telling of your overall deficiencies.

5. Not Feeling Hungry Until the Afternoon

Your adrenals and natural hormones keep your body on a regular rhythm. When they get mixed up,
things start to fall apart. Your cortisol levels should be high in the morning then level off during
the day. Someone with Adrenal Fatigue may have a low cortisol level in the morning causing their
hunger and energy levels to be low. Imbalanced cortisol levels have also been linked to sexual
issues. If you are experiencing any sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction or difficulty
achieving or maintaining an erection, this could be a sign of Adrenal Fatigue.

Getting Help for Your Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

If you experience any of the above symptoms, contact a medical provider. These warning signs do not
necessarily mean you have Adrenal Fatigue, but a medical professional can help you understand what
is going on with your body. Here at Prime Men’s Medical Center, our team can diagnose and prescribe
a tailored recovery plan based on your individual needs. Give our office a call today to get the
medical answers you need.

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