Adrenal fatiguediscuss about adrenal fatigue (problems, remedies)

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Karen P.L. Hardison eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Adrenal fatigue is a serious and potentially dangerous health problem. It can be related to disease, such as endometriosis. It can be related to exposure to environmental toxins, such as PCBs in carpets, dioxins in recycled papers, phthalates in grooming products and adhesives, formaldehydes in wrinkle treated jeans and other clothes. Other offending environmental toxins are detergent residues on clothes and the smell of detergent residue on others' clothes, various VOCs in perfumes, dry cleaning fluids, stain resistant and flame retardant clothing, synthetic fiber furniture and counter surfaces for home and office. Alternative remedies include licorice tea, Tyrosine, Vitamin C, and fresh lemon.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I believe that adrenal fatigue is largely a lifestyle issue.  It is brought on by stress and, to some extent, by weak overall health.  Therefore, the best way to treat it is to combat those causes.

In other words, the best remedy for adrenal fatigue is to reduce the level of stress in your life and to have a healthy diet.  In other words, just try to remain physically and emotionally healthy and adrenal fatigue should be less of a problem.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Adrenal fatigue may be becoming more common due to the large amount of stress in our lifestyles. This is starting younger and younger. However, I wonder about this condition because of web sites like this: http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/what-is-adrenal-fatigue . This kind of thing, where a doctor claims to have invented an illness and then tries to sell you something, bothers me.
brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Stress does stimulate adrenaline production, but so do a number of supplements, foods and drugs.  It's a good idea, if someone is looking to rehabilitate the adrenal glands, to evaluate absolutely everything that is put into their body as well as their daily lifestyle habits and coping skills.

lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Adrenal fatigue is a result of the adrenal glands cannot meet the demands of stress. It can also occur after an infection or flu. The best way to avoid adrenal fatigue is to maintain a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and proper exercise routine.

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