If you constantly feel run down and can’t seem to find that extra step, you may have what some experts call adrenal fatigue syndrome. Not to be confused with adrenal deficiency syndrome, which is a medically proven condition, the fatigue syndrome can be brought on by prolonged stress and other factors.
However, while medical professionals still debate the existence of adrenal fatigue, it has a name that might already have you thinking that you’ve got some of the associated symptoms. Luckily, there are also some ways to treat those symptoms. Here are 12 signs your adrenal glands, which are located atop your kidneys, may need some assistance…
1. You Feel Excessively Tired
We all have our bouts of being worn out, but adrenal fatigue syndrome (we’ll call it AFS for the purposes of this article) can leave you feeling tired even when you haven’t done anything that requires energy, according to AdrenalFatigue.org.
Being in a constant state of tiredness can make a person feel run down and in desperate need of a nap. You might have trouble getting up in the morning, even after a sufficient sleep. This excessive tiredness will also make small or mundane tasks feel overwhelmingly large because you just don’t seem to have the energy.