Adrenal Stress

Adrenal Stress                                   

Feel ready to blowing up emotionally? Adrenal glands respond to the pressure and stress of life.


We all have stress: physical stress, chemical stress, and emotional stress. The key thing to understand is how well the body is adapting to the stressors.


The Wellness Biomarker Assessment identifies certain things that cause more stress on the body chemically. For example, hypoglycemia will increase adrenal stress because the adrenals produce a hormone that increases blood sugar. So we are able to identify a chemical stress that can be modified to help balance the adrenal stress.


Various types of disorders are known to be associated with adrenal dysfunction. Adrenal stress can have a negative impact on blood pressure, blood sugar, body fluid balance, immune function, hormone metabolism, cognition, and many other metabolic processes. Adrenal stress is associated with allergies, chronic stress, fatigue, anxiety, nervousness, muscle and joint pain, migraine headaches, and sleep disturbances.


Key Concepts

* It has been estimated that 43% of all adults suffer from excessive stress.

* 75-90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints or disorders.

* Stress has been linked to all the leading causes of death and affects every body system.

* Increased action of cortisol in visceral areas compared with subcutaneous adipose tissue can favor visceral fat accumulation, because cortisol is important for fat-cell development.


 The major stress patterns are:

          1. Stressed and Wired - anxious, irritable, nervous.

          2. Stressed and Tired - apathetic, chronic fatigue, low libido, variety of physical complaints.

          3. Burned out and Inflamed - flat lined cortisol, inflamed, sore and achy, profound fatigue.

          4. Stressed and Cold - sluggish, overweight and can't lose it, chronic reproductive issues, cold hands and feet.

          5. "Yuppie Syndrome" - Burning the candle at both ends, headed toward dysfunction but not yet experiencing profound symptoms.

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Adapted from Dr. Ryan Bentley, The Wellness Prescription