The adrenal glands, sometimes called suprarenal glands, are small organs located above the kidneys and are part of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is one of your body’s ten major organ systems. It is a complex network of glands and organs that control your body’s metabolism, energy level, reproduction, growth, and development. The endocrine system is also responsible for mood regulation and responding to stress or injury.
The adrenal gland's job is to react to stress by releasing hormones like cortisol (the stress hormone), epinephrine (adrenaline), and aldosterone. These hormones are part of your body’s natural “fight or flight” response and are used to increase your body’s heart rate and blood pressure in response to stress. This is a normal function as the body tries to balance your metabolism, blood pressure, and immune system.
Adrenal function may become impaired for a variety of reasons. This disfunction can cause a number of disorders including Adrenal Insufficiency (otherwise known as Addison’s disease), Cushing’s Syndrome, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Hyperaldosteronism, and Adrenal Fatigue among others. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider about treatments, which may include medication, nutritional supplementation, and/or diet regulation, for any adrenal disorder.
Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s disease)
Adrenal Insufficiency is a disorder characterized by a lack of hormone production and can include symptoms like abdominal pain, depression, nausea, and dizziness among others. Adrenal Insufficiency is a serious medical condition and should be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. Treatments for Adrenal Insufficiency often include hormone replacement and should be administered by your healthcare provider. If you think you have adrenal insufficiency you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Exposure to long-term mental, emotional, or physical stress, even at low levels, can be bad for your adrenal health. This prolonged exposure to chronic stress may cause your adrenal glands to underperform as a result of exhaustion. This low performance is often referred to as adrenal fatigue. Symptoms of Adrenal fatigue may include trouble sleeping, low energy levels throughout the day, trouble waking in the morning, and sugar and salt cravings. Adrenal supplementation and/or diet regulation may help control your cortisol levels and reduce the effects of adrenal fatigue.
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