What Could Cause the Unrelenting Fatigue of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

The name Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome brings to mind immediately that it is just your adrenal glands that are tired or fatigued.  However, a major problem and very common with the syndrome is hypoglycemia, more often known as low blood sugar.  Hypoglycemia results in dizziness, feeling faint and very fatigued.

A simple explanation of the cause of hypoglycemia is as follows:

  • An adrenal fatigue sufferer produces less cortisol 

Cortisol is a vital hormone produced by the adrenal glands, and it is involved with metabolizing glucose, regulating blood pressure, and balancing blood sugar through insulin release.   

  • Stress will cause normal adrenals to increase the glucose level in your blood
  • When you suffer from adrenal fatigue this causes your adrenals to produce less cortisol
  • Less cortisol slows down the release of glucose into your blood or causes lower levels of glucose

Normal adrenals and stress equal higher glucose. 

  • Fatigued adrenals and stress equal lower glucose
  • The adrenal fatigue sufferer  will generally have higher insulin levels

When the adrenal fatigue sufferer’s  levels of insulin are high that creates an increased need for glucose.  Because of high insulin and low cortisol we suffer from low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.

We can deal with and generally manage low blood sugar with diet and frequency of meals to maintain and balance blood sugar levels.  It is important to avoid succumbing to a “sugar fix”, as this is temporary and will actually contribute to the whole vicious cycle.    It is also very important to control hypoglycemia because its results are cumulative and it can cause cell damage.

(There is a free matrix of adrenal fatigue symptoms you can download at http://www.jenbusch.com/readMore.htm)


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Jennifer E. Busch, at a young age, was recruited by a national publishing company and leading trade publication. She was rapidly promoted to the position of National Sales Manager. Jennifer married Dr. Richard E. Busch III, in 1996, and together they founded and developed a leading chiropractic clinic that is now nationally recognized for its successful nonsurgical treatment of chronic and severe disc conditions, the DRS Protocol™. Jennifer is also an international marketing and development consultant for healthcare practitioners. Jennifer Busch has survived her own journey with adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and now provides hope in her book, All in My Mind? How to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, which she has dedicated to thousands who are suffering needlessly. Only through her determination and never-ending faith did she discover the truth and uncover the causes and then treatments that would help her once again lead a normal active life
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