Our adrenal glands are essential for many bodily processes. These glands produce various essential hormones needed by every bodily system. When either too much or too little of a hormone is produced, there is a major problem. However, there are a number of disorders which interfere with the proper functioning of the adrenal glands. Natural remedies can help boost energy levels, easing symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
Home treatment for adrenal fatigue includes simple remedies such as apple cider vinegar and Vitamin B complex. Often, adrenal fatigue is a lifestyle problem, but even when we know we should, it’s hard to slow down. Natural remedies can decrease stress levels in the body while increasing energy and alleviate some of the symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue.
Natural Remedies for Adrenal Fatigue
1. Vitamin B-Complex
The B vitamins are responsible for metabolism in the body and help boost energy levels naturally.
2. Licorice Root
Licorice root helps the body use cortisol, a hormone that helps keep the body more effectively balanced, which also improves energy levels.
3. Coconut Oil
Virgin, organic coconut oil is a well-balanced fat. When paired with a whole foods diet, coconut oil helps sustain energy levels.
Adrenal Gland Issues
Cushing’s Syndrome occurs when too much cortisol is produced, causing physical abnormalities and a complex set of symptoms. Prolonged use of steroids produces similar symptoms. This is most commonly caused by tumors of the adrenal or pituitary glands. Cushing’s sufferers normally have ‘moon’ faces and ‘buffalo’ humps (fat between the shoulders). Other common problems associated with Cushing’s are obesity, hypertension, diabetes, excessive body hair, weakness and menstrual and/or sexual difficulties.
Cancer of the Adrenal Gland is very rare, identified by an overproduction of hormones. Excess amounts of cortisol and masculizing hormones may be produced.
Tumors of the Adrenal Glands may be cancerous or benign and are normally surgically removed.
Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands function at a lower level than is required. The most common symptom is extreme fatigue which is not helped by sleep or rest. It can arise during periods of prolonged stress or after acute or chronic infection. It is often undiagnosed for some time as the onset can be gradual and people assume that they are ‘just tired’.
Unfortunately, adrenal fatigue is not a condition that manifests overnight, so it can’t be fixed overnight either. If you are dealing with this condition, stick to a strict regimen of reducing stress, staying active and using nutritional supports. Over time, you will see the difference.
Continue reading below for tips from our readers who have experimented with natural remedies to cure problems of the adrenal glands, including adrenal fatigue, and let us know if one of these treatments worked for you!