Is this you? Are these the clients who come though your door?
- 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 one or more of the above questions ring true, it may indicate Adrenal Fatigue.
Stress-related Adrenal Fatigue is so common that an estimated 80 percent or more of people in western-developed nations suffer from it at some time in their lives, according to Dr James L. Wilson, world-leading researcher and a keynote speaker at Melbourne’s recent A5M conference. Yet recognition and diagsosis is remarkably difficult.
Overwhelming stress from the workplace, relationships, social isolation and loneliness are key factors.
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 four people 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, accodint to Dr Wilson, 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 and chronic health conditions; what he labels as Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.