What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
Posted on October 10 2016
Millions of people each year experience adrenal fatigue. Life is so stressful for most people that so many of us suffer from issues associated with adrenal dysfunction. Some of those issues include: insomnia, chronic fatigue, dizziness, fibromyalgia or chronic pain, headaches, severe migraines, depression, weight gain, low sex drive and anxiety or mood swings. If you are experiencing any of these, it is important to seek medical advice from your doctor regarding adrenal dysfunction. Not being able to meet the body’s demand for adrenaline and cortisol can be a result of your adrenal glands becoming exhausted where your body cannot function on normal levels.
Five ways to battle fatigue associated with thyroid disease:
1 – Eat a high protein diet and take whole food supplements in order to get the nutrients that the body needs. Omega-3 should be part of those supplements.<
2 – Get 8-9 hours of sleep each night. This should be a priority as sleep helps the body to heal itself.
3 – Blood sugar needs to be within normal range because as long as there is an imbalance, you are going to experience fatigue. This depends on maintaining a healthy thyroid. Keep an eye on carbohydrates and stay away from those that are highly glycemic because this will cause insulin resistance.
4 – Highly fatigued individuals should focus on doing yoga rather than cardio and weight training exercises. Yoga and other types of anabolic exercise help assist with energy, healing and growth. Strenuous physical activity exhausts our bodies so those with hypothyroidism that suffer from fatigue will find catabolic or high in cardio type exercises very exhausting on the body.
5 – Add Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D to your diet. B12 is an energy nutrient that our body needs to carry out essential functions. Fatigue could be directly related to a B12 deficiency.
Furthermore, Hashimoto’s which is an auto-immune disease, has been linked to a deficiency in B12 vitamins. As for Vitamin D, deficiencies in this have been linked to many health problems such as hypothyroidism and depression.