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What is adrenaline fatigue?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
Adrenaline fatigue occurs as a result of chronic stress. Essentially, the body’s fight-or-flight response to stress keeps being activated without having an opportunity to recover. This imbalances the levels of certain hormones generated by the adrenal glands such as cortisol and adrenaline. Stressors that tax the adrenal glands include poor diet, lack of sleep, physical or emotional trauma, pregnancy, infections, anxiety, depression, excess exercise, prescription drugs, and chemical toxins. Treating an adrenal problem is a complex undertaking that should be directed by a doctor. Symptoms of adrenaline fatigue include fatigue or weakness, irritability, frustration, nervousness, an inability to concentrate, depression, allergies, insomnia, headaches, abdominal cramps, and cravings for sweets.

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