“Adrenal fatigue”, “HPA-axis dysfunction”, “Disordered Stress Response”, “Burnout” - whatever you want to call it, it’s legitimate, complicated and reversible!
There are many manifestations of adrenal dysfunction, and to each of us, these signs may be unique. If you experience:
brain fog, anxiety, mild depression, moodiness, irritability, inability to make decisions, lack of focus;
stress, distress, worry, overwhelm;
exhaustion, lethargy, increased effort to get going;
poor sleep patterns (insomnia, restlessness, awake in middle of the night), waking unrested, afternoon lag;
cravings for caffeine, salt, fatty foods;
lightheadedness, low blood pressure & body temp; shallow breath;
gut dysfunction, increased food sensitivities, cramping, bloating, alternating diarrhea & constipation;
constant illness, especially upper respiratory, colds & the flu
loneliness, emotional disconnection and/or spiritual distress
Then you’re probably experiencing adrenal exhaustion. Perhaps it’s time for a hormone & lifestyle reset.