"Adrenal fatigue" is a term used to describe a collection of non-specific symptoms attributed to chronic stress and overworked adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are small organs located on top of the kidneys that produce hormones like cortisol, which helps the body manage stress. Proponents of the adrenal fatigue theory suggest that chronic stress can cause the adrenal glands to become fatigued and unable to produce enough cortisol, leading to various symptoms, including fatigue, body aches, sleep disturbances, and mood swings. However, cortisol is not exclusively produced by the adrenals, and many factors can cause low cortisol levels.
The adrenals are stimulated by the pituitary gland, which is in turn stimulated by the hypothalamus in the brain. Both the...
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