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- Learn what Adrenal Fatigue really is
- What the warning, signs, and symptoms are, and HOW TO FIX IT
- Even if no one has ever been able to help you before!
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Adrenal Fatigue Fundamentals:
What You Need to Know About It and
How to Approach It
Are you one of the millions of Americans who:
- Feel tired most of the time?
- Can’t get a good night’s sleep?
- Generally feel lethargic?
- Often experience dizziness?
- Get mildly anxious or depressed from time to time?
- Have some kind of brain fog?
- Can’t seem to lose weight?
These could be signs that you’re suffering from Adrenal Fatigue and either you don’t know it or you suspect it but can’t confirm it with your doctor. We find many people in our coaching program have these same problems.
The majority of adults suffer from this chronic condition at least once in their lives, and the challenge in tackling it is twofold:
- Most people believe such symptoms are just part of leading a busy life with many responsibilities, or just part of getting older
- The mainstream medical community hasn’t yet caught onto the condition and instead often writes these symptoms off as signs of some other issue, such as depression
But these symptoms are not a natural part of aging or leading a busy life. There is a reason behind these symptoms, there is a reason you’re not getting better even if you’re taking your supplements and exercising regularly, and there’s a reason why you can’t find the help you need.
At this time, Adrenal Fatigue has not yet been recognized by mainstream medicine, and most conventional physicians have not been taught anything about it in medical school.
This pattern has happened in the past with many chronic conditions. It sometimes takes decades for mainstream medicine to accept patients’ legitimate concerns with a yet-unrecognized condition.
A similar path happened with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome many years ago, for example, until health professionals began to take their patients’ experience more seriously and realized that such vast numbers of similar complaints must mean something.
But for the time being, most sufferers of Adrenal Fatigue or adrenal burnout will have trouble finding the validation and relief they need. Instead, they will be met with skepticism or, worse, be misdiagnosed. Most sufferers will go to their healthcare provider with different Adrenal Fatigue symptoms and get one or several tests done. The results are likely to rule out other conditions but fail to solve their primary problem. Identifying the root cause of these symptoms and helping you on your path to recovery is one of the main goals of our coaching program.
What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal Fatigue is the non-Addison’s form of adrenal dysfunction, a condition where the body’s stress response cannot keep up with life’s chronic stressors. This condition leads to a syndrome or collection of symptoms that can seriously affect your quality of life.
Adrenal Fatigue is often called a sub-clinical syndrome, a condition that stays “below the surface” of clinical detection.
Unfortunately, conventional medicine does not recognize Adrenal Fatigue as a medical condition like Addison’s disease, also known as adrenal insufficiency. As such, do not be surprised if your doctor is unfamiliar with this condition. Many healthcare practitioners in the conventional medical field have little to no experience identifying this health issue. Its identification and the addressing therefore is one of our program’s main focuses.
The Different Causes of Adrenal Fatigue
Although AFS is caused by chronic stress, you can’t simply use relaxation techniques to recover from this often debilitating condition. And suppose your doctor sends you home with some antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications and tells you to manage your stress. In that case, you run the risk of eventually reaching adrenal exhaustion and maybe even becoming bedridden, with no help in sight.
That’s why understanding exactly how chronic stress affects your adrenal glands, and your body in general, is the key to understanding AFS. It will also help you approach the recovery process more holistically and intelligently. When I talk about chronic stress as the cause of AFS, I mean any stressor that your body is exposed to on a consistent basis. This includes stressors such as:
- An unhealthy diet
- Overconsumption of sugar, refined carbs, and processed foods
- Food sensitivities, such as to gluten or dairy
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Excessive exercise
- Anger, fear, guilt, shame, depression, and any other extreme emotional states
- Chronic psychological stress
- Chronic pain
- Exposure to toxins
- Chronic infections
- Sleep disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic illness
- Consumption of alcohol and/or recreational drugs
- Certain medications
- Chronic dental infections
- Poor blood sugar control
- Digestive issues
- Excessive caffeine intake
But how do these stressors lead to Adrenal Fatigue? It has to do with your body’s built-in stress-coping mechanism: The NeuroEndoMetabolic (NEM) Stress Response. Your NEM is composed of the following six circuits of organs and systems that work together to fight stress:
- The Hormone Circuit
- The Bioenergetics Circuit
- The Neuroaffect Circuit
- The Cardionomic Circuit
- The Inflammation Circuit
- The Detoxification Circuit
Although all six are engaged when your body is facing any of the above-listed stressors, the adrenal glands, which are part of the Hormone circuit, are usually the first responders and also the ones that bear that biggest share of the workload.
The adrenal glands produce cortisol, the main anti stress hormone of the body. When the body is stressed, cortisol is released. However, cortisol is only meant to be released as a short term solution. It is not meant to deal with chronic stress. When the body continually undergoes stress for an extended period of time. The adrenal glands can start to fatigue and the cortisol production can start to falter. This can lead to a variety of different symptoms.
No One Has Been Able to Help Me.
My Doctor Doesn’t Even Believe Me!
Because Adrenal Fatigue is not yet recognized by mainstream medicine, most mainstream medical professionals are not trained in helping you. We have seen thousands of people go to doctor after doctor, only to be turned away and ignored, which can leave you feeling hopeless and make your condition worse. Those lucky enough to get help often don’t have a professional experienced enough to guide them in their recovery.
So, if your doctor says your tests results fall into standard ranges and doesn’t have any answers for you, we can probably help.
At Dr. Lam Coaching, we have over 50 years of combined experience in helping people get their energy, vitality, and life back.
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The Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
Other than a general feeling of fatigue, lack of energy, and lethargy, which are the hallmarks of this condition, the following is a list of the different symptoms you can experience with AFS. These range in severity depending on how advanced your condition is:
- A tendency to gain weight and inability to lose it, especially around the waist
- A tendency to tremble when under pressure
- Reduced sex drive
- Lightheaded when rising from a lying-down position
- Unable to remember things
- Lack of energy in the mornings and also in the afternoon between 3 to 5 pm
- You feel better suddenly for a brief period after a meal
- Often feel tired between 9 - 10 pm, but resist going to bed
- Need coffee or stimulants to get going in the morning
- Cravings for salty, fatty, and high protein food such as meat and cheese
- Increased symptoms of PMS for women; periods are heavy and then stop, or almost stop on the 4th day, only to start flowing again on the 5th or 6th day
- Pain in the upper back or neck for no apparent reason
- You tend to feel better when stress is relieved, such as on a vacation
- Difficulties in getting up in the morning
Most people will not have all of these symptoms, but if you find yourself with many of them, you likely have AFS. And even though these symptoms do not automatically mean you have the condition instead of something else, an experienced health professional will use them, along with your medical history and current situation, to make a diagnosis and come up with a plan of care.
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You Can Recover
Adrenal Fatigue is a very common condition that can range from the early stages with nearly undetectable symptoms to advanced stages with debilitating symptoms. Because it is not yet recognized by mainstream medicine, most mainstream medical professionals are not trained in diagnosing or treating it, which can leave you feeling hopeless and make your condition worse.
"I experienced this condition first hand, and I was fortunate that as a trained medical doctor and a proponent of natural medicine, I had the tools available to me to come up with a holistic recovery protocol. This has helped me help many of my clients not only overcome Adrenal Fatigue but lead even healthier lives than before."
— Dr. Michael Lam, MD, MPH
You can recover — it just takes patience, empathy, and the right kind of support. So don’t hesitate to look for help, even if you’ve been let down many times before.