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Exhaustion, The Modern Epedemic

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With high-stress environments becoming the norm in our busy lives, our adrenal glands are getting a hammering and as a result, they’re buckling under the pressure.

When we become stressed, our body goes into “fight or flight” mode – it’s our built-in response to danger. Our adrenal glands produce a surge of stress hormones, feeding our muscles, lungs and brain, allowing us to run, think and act quicker.

A constant state of stress means that our adrenal gland are getting overworked. A short-term adrenal surge will prepare our body to cope with the “danger”, but a constant supply of the stress hormones will overwhelm our system, diminishing our ability to cope.

Depending on your environment and your genetic disposition, Adrenal Fatigue can occur gradually (as an accumulative effect) or quite quickly. It affects the whole body and in severe cases, can lead to many health conditions (or make pre-existing conditions worse). In less extreme cases, any of these symptoms can occur:

Mental: Foggy brain or racing thoughts.

Emotional: Stress and worry, irritability, moodiness, restlessness, feeling impatient, having difficulty relaxing or switching off , feeling lonely or isolated, or feeling constantly overwhelmed.

Physical Symptoms: Head, back and muscle tension and stiff ness, inconsistent bowel motions, dizziness, a racing heartbeat, weight gain or loss, skin breakouts, problems sleeping, nervous habits such as nail biting or hair pulling, excessive sweating or clammy hands.

What causes ongoing stress varies from person to person. Usually it is related to daily issues and a generally hectic lifestyle, but sometimes stress can be brought on by one major event.

It is essential to reduce stress wherever you can, especially over periods of intense stress. Find what works for you, whether it’s yoga, reading a book, taking a bath or going for a run, plan it and stick to it. Mindfulness is a psychological technique that has been introduced to some schools and workplaces to help people deal with complex emotions.

By acknowledging and focusing on the present (rather than dwelling on the past or fretting about the future), everything feels a bit more manageable.

We are all prone to being stressed from time to time, so it’s vital that we take care of ourselves.

The effects of long-term stress on the body are vast. If you’re feeling like everything is a bit much, pause, breathe and smile. Remember, it’s OK to ask for help.

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  • Promotes calmness
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