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Adrenal Glands Facts, Function Disease

Diane Luke
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Do you feel very tired, totally trying to avoid doing anything that might force you put some effort into it, and can’t you deal with the stress?

Sleep seems to have no effect and you do not know what it is wrong with you? These may have occurred due to the adrenal glands. Their dysfunctions have overwhelmed you.

Adrenal Gland – Facts

The Adrenal glands are small, triangular endocrine glands, located at the top of the kidneys. They regulate the body’s response to stress by the synthesis of catecholamines and corticosteroids, including adrenaline and cortisol. The inefficient functioning of the adrenal glands can lead to fatigue.

Due to the dysfunction of these glands, the level of cortisol in the body decreases. And this hormone is necessary to fight stress and infections. Adrenal insufficiency can give rise to a number of health problems. They can disrupt the metabolism of sugar in the blood, resulting in fatigue and weakness.

The adrenal glands are two gland, located at the top of the kidney with a size of approximately 5cmc in volume.

They have two parts with different functions, adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla:

Adrenal Cortex

It secretes glucocorticoids (cortisol), mineralocorticoids (aldosterone), androgen. It’s involved in the pathology of Cushing’s syndrome, hyperaldosteronism (Conn syndrome) and androgen hypersecretion (hirsutism – excess hair growth, and menstrual cycle disorders).

Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone.

Aldosterone is involved in maintaining blood pressure. Aldosterone hypersecretion causes secondary hypertension and is involved in hyperaldosteronism.

Excess adrenal cortical androgens lead to excess hair, menstrual disorders, infertility, in a illness known as the  Cushing’s Syndrome.

Adrenal medulla

It secretes adrenaline, noradrenaline, and their metabolites. It is involved in the pathology of pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor that causes hypertension.

Adrenal Glands – Diseases

A very common disorder of Adrenal Glands is popularly named the ‘Adrenal glands fatigue‘.

One of the most common causes and often overlooked is fatigue or severe infection that gives rise to an inflammatory reaction. Stress, on the other hand, is the most common cause of adrenal gland problems. Excessive stress is sometimes caused by intense daily activity, job change, someone’s death, couple problems and/or other physical illnesses.

Other factors contributing to the stress of the adrenal glands are feelings of fear, anger, blame, depression, anxiety, excessive exercise, physical or mental fortunes, sleeplessness, trauma, surgical operations, exposure to toxic substances, chronic pain, chronic infection, poor digestion, chronic diseases, low blood sugar, and nutritional deficiencies.

Symptoms of adrenal gland fatigue:

  • not relaxing sleep
  • excessive fatigue and exhaustion
  • appetite for sweet or salty foods
  • the feeling that you are overcome or can not cope with stress
  • low resistance, slow recovery after exercises
  • low immune functions
  • focus difficulties
  • poor digestion
  • premenstrual syndrome is accentuated
  • extreme sensitivity to cold
  • low blood pressure
  • the tendency to gain weight and the inability to lose weight
  • the tendency to shake when you are under pressure
  • high frequency of influenza or other respiratory diseases
  • reducing appetite
  • you feel better after a meal, but only for a short time
  • pain in the upper back (cervical area) without an apparent cause
  • you feel better when you are relieved of stress, for example when you are on vacation

Conclusions:

If you notice different food allergies, palpitations, decreased stress management, lack of energy, lower body temperature, hypoglycemia, dry and thin skin, unexplained hair loss, nervousness, and dyspepsia (disorder of the digestion process By pain, bloating, etc.), these are other signs of adrenal gland fatigue.

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Do you feel very tired, totally trying to avoid doing anything that might force you put some effort into it, and can't you deal with the stress? Sleep seems to have no effect and you do not know what it is wrong with you? These may have occurred due to the adrenal glands. Their dysfunctions have overwhelmed you.
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