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24 Signs Your Stress Glands are Overworked

Has the pace of life left you frazzled?  Has balancing work, home, and family responsibilities left you overwhelmed?  The stresses of our modern life can be too much for your stress glands to handle.  The stress glands, primarily known as the adrenal glands, are two small, triangular-shaped glands that sit atop the kidneys.  We don’t give them much thought until we start to experience symptoms of poor health.  The adrenal glands keep us going through life’s stresses, but over time they can show signs of being overworked.  How do you know if your adrenal glands are overworked? 
Here are 24 signs:

1. Allergies
2. Anxiety or Irritability
3. Arthritis
4. Cravings for salty and/or sweet foods
5. Depression
6. Excessive hunger
7. Extreme fatigue, exhaustion, or chronic fatigue
8. Eyes are sensitive to light
9. Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with life’s stresses
10. Frequently experience colds, flu, or other infections
11. Insomnia
12. Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS
13. Low blood pressure
14. Low libido
15. Low stamina
16. Menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness
17. Poor concentration
18. Poor digestion
19. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
20. Reduced immune function
21. Reduced memory
22. Sensitivity to cold
23. Sleep does not refresh or revitalize you
24. Slow to recover from illness or injuries

These symptoms can also be signs of other health conditions so you should always consult your doctor if you suspect any health issues.  And, of course, you don’t need to be experiencing all of the above symptoms to be suffering from adrenal fatigue.

Tomorrow: 14 Ways to Boost Your Stress Glands  

Michelle Schoffro Cook, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, is an international best-selling and seven-time book author and doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan and the upcoming book, The Phytozyme Cure.
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