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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.

By Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international  best-selling and twelve-time book author and doctor of traditional natural  medicine, whose works include: Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet,  Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The  Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan,  and The Phytozyme Cure.  Check out her natural health resources and  subscribe to her free e-newsletter World’s Healthiest News at


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