chronic fatigue & adrenals
Do you feel tired despite a good sleep the previous night? Do you struggle with brain fog all day and need to depend on several cups of coffee to get you through the day?
While it is common to experience low energy due to insufficient sleep, persistent fatigue may indicate a more severe condition. Mitochondria are the powerhouse inside our cells that generate energy and play a key role in our metabolism, vitality and well-being. Mitochondria are very susceptible to damage, and when they aren’t working correctly, you suffer the symptoms of low energy.
These symptoms include:
Understanding the things that damage your mitochondria — toxins, infections, insufficient nutrients, allergens and stress – and ways to support the mitochondria is crucial to start feeling your healthy best. Your adrenal glands produce cortisol, a hormone known as the fight-or-flight response to stress.
Chronic stress may lead to an adrenal imbalance. Cortisol levels are generally low at night and high in the morning, but sometimes it may be reversed – low in the morning, making it harder to wake up, or high at night, causing insomnia. However, consistently low cortisol levels may lead to:
Additionally, an adrenal imbalance can result in increased PMS/menopausal symptoms, constipation, a weakened immune system, a feeling of not fully rested after a night’s sleep or difficulty losing weight.
Addressing your body’s root causes of stress is vital to improving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and adrenal issues.
At Livingspring Wellbeing, we evaluate and address the root causes of stress in your body, including these common possible triggers: digestive problems, hormone imbalances, infections, exposure to environmental toxins, nutrient insufficiencies, etc.