- Adrenal Fatigue
What is adrenal fatigue?
The adrenal glands are located at the top of each kidney. Their purpose is to secrete various hormones, such as cortisol, aldosterone and adrenalin, which are essential for bodily functions. One of the most important hormones is cortisol. This hormone helps to regulate blood pressure and raise the blood sugar to provide energy, thus helping the body to deal with stress. Adrenal disorders, where the adrenalin glands don't function properly, eventually end up causing adrenal fatigue.
What is the cause of adrenal fatigue?
What is the cause of adrenal fatigue? Cortisol is secreted when one feels stressed. If you are under intense stress, extra cortisol is released to help the body to respond appropriately. But if your stress level remains high for long periods of time and the cortisol level stays high, the adrenal glands become impaired and fail to secret a sufficient amount of cortisol.
Symptoms and signs of adrenal fatigue
|・Trouble getting out of bed||・Feeling emotionally down or depressed|
|・Hard to recover from tiredness||・Aggravated premenstrual syndrome (PMS)|
|・Crave salty foods||・Cannot work without having caffeine intake|
|・Feel tired (without energy)||・Absentmindedness and difficult to make up mind|
|・Feel tired for no reason in daily life||・Uncertain memory|
|・Low libido||・Trouble getting up before 10 in the morning|
|・Cannot handle stress||・Feeling overwhelmed in afternoon, from 3pm to 4 pm|
|・Feel dizzy||・Alert and energetic after dinner|
|・Slight depression||・Hard to finish work on time|
|・Require an extremely long time to recover from an illness or injury (trauma)|
Adrenal fatigue test
2 types of adrenal fatigue test Saliva test and 24-hour urine test
◆Saliva test 19,500 yen
Saliva specimens are collected at four specified time periods to measure the cortisol level sensitively
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◆24-hour urine collection to measure metabolites 49,500 yen
24-hour urine collection to measure the metabolite level within the steroid hormone
It is possible to measure the progress of adrenal fatigue using the two tests mentioned above.
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