- Tired for no reason?
- Having trouble getting up in the morning?
- Depending on coffee to keep you going?
- Feeling run down and stressed?
- Dragging yourself through each day?
- Craving salty or sweet snacks?
- Struggling to keep up with life’s daily demands?
- Unable to bounce back from stress or illness?
- Not having fun anymore?
- Experiencing decreased sex drive?
- Simply too tired to enjoy life?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you may be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue (Adrenal Fatigue Questionnaire).
Stress related Adrenal Fatigue is so common that an estimated 80% or more of people in Western developed nations worldwide suffer from it at some time in their lives, yet conventional medicine still does not recognise, adequately diagnose or treat this debilitating fatigue and stress syndrome.
Particularly now with the global recession now looming, we are living in stressful times, modern life is full of challenges: overwhelming stress from the workplace, relationships, social isolation and loneliness for others. A recent survey carried out in 2004 in the EU found that 90% of the respondents felt that stress in their respective countries is a major cause of illness. (WHO European Ministerial Conferences on Mental health. Helsinki, Finland 12 - 15 January 2005).
And according to American experts from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER) "Persistent or chronic stress has the potential to put individuals at a substantially increased risk of depression, anxiety and many other emotional difficulties".
With compromised adrenal function, conventional medicine only recognises Addinsons disease, named after Sir Thomas Addison, who first described it in 1855. Addison’s disease is life threatening if left untreated and can involve structural and physiological damage to the adrenal glands. People suffering from Addison’s disease have to take corticosteroids for the remainder of their lives in order to function. Luckily, it is the rarest form of poor adrenal function, with an occurence of about 4 persons per 100,000.
But what about people who suffer on a daily basis with poor adrenal function, who are not Addison’s patients? The result is that millions of people needlessly suffer decreased quality of life for long periods of time. Adrenal Fatigue is a common health disorder that can affect anyone who experiences persistent or severe emotional or physical stress. It is an important contributing factor in many acute & chronic health conditions.
Text Source By Dr James Wilson