Do you feel tired, even when you’ve gotten plenty of sleep the night before? Does your mind feel “foggy” all day long, no matter how many cups of coffee you have?
While many people think that having low energy is a byproduct of not getting enough sleep, it can be more serious and actually the symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Adrenal Dysfunction.
Signs of chronic fatigue and adrenal dysfunction often include extreme tiredness that can occur following light movement or exercise. Poor decision-making, fogginess/memory loss, and cognitive decline may also be signs of a chronic fatigue issue.
Your adrenal glands play a central role in your endocrine system when it comes to regulating and reacting to your body’s stress levels. When they are functioning properly, you are able to effectively adapt and react to the day-to-day stresses that you encounter.
However, if your adrenal glands are not functioning properly, it can affect your entire body negatively. Craving salty or sweet foods is not uncommon, as is a decreased ability to cope with stressful situations like you feel you usually may. Additionally, adrenal dysfunction can result in decreased energy, low libido, increased PMS/menopausal symptoms, constipation, a weakened immune system, and not feeling fully rested after a night of sleep.
The fix to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and adrenal issues does not come in pill form, the answer comes from addressing the root-causes that are stressing your body. As for what these causes are, there are many possibilities that we at GrassRoots are well versed in figuring out.
Toxic relationships, digestive compromise, and hormone imbalances are a few common culprits. But a poor diet, dormant infections, or exposure to environmental toxins are other potential causes that need to be evaluated and addressed.
At GrassRoots Functional Medicine, our team has the expertise to uncover the root causes of chronic fatigue and adrenal compromise. Our comprehensive RootFix Adaptation Framework allows us to identify and correct unpleasant symptoms before they become permanent.
If you have been experiencing symptoms relating to chronic fatigue and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with GrassRoots Functional Medicine today!