Monday, January 20, 2014

title pic STRESS TIPS – How could Adrenal Fatigue be affecting your life?

Posted by kathryn on August 2, 2012

Our second guest blogger for this week is Dr. Alison Grimston (please scroll down on this linkto view Alison’s blog).

I have met Alison several times and have learned, over mant coffees together, that she was in the process of creating her transition from Family Doctor to Holistic Medical Practitioner. Our subjects clearly go together as what we both do does cross over boundaries and we are looking at ways of working together.   I am, in fact,  inviting Alison to be part of the my “Mentoring through Menopause” Bootcamp that us being launched on 6th September where Alison will cover several “subjects” of menopause which are deemed to be “taboo”.  Please keep an eye out for further information on my Bootcamp.

Did you know that Adrenal fatigue will effect 80% of people at certain points in their lives. It is deemed to be a 21st Century Stress Syndrome, however, the medical community has been slow to recognise it as a specific problem despite the common nature of the condition.  The symptoms are debilitating and can include any or all of the following:

  •   Excessive fatigue and exhaustion, chronic fatigue
  •   Non-refreshing sleep
  •   Sleep disturbance, insomnia
  •   Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope
  •  Craving salty and/or sweet foods
  •  Sensitivity to light
  •  Low stamina and slow to recover from exercise
  •  Slow to recover from injury or illness
  • Difficulty concentrating, brain fog
  • Poor digestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS
  • Low immune function
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Menopause symptom
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Fearfulness
  • Allergies
  • Frequent influenza
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Reduced memory
  • Low libido, sexual drive or interest
  • Lack of lust for life and/or food
  • Excess hunger
  • Low appetite
  • Panic/anxiety attacks
  • Irritability, impatience, quick to anger.

I would also like to share with you this interesting article about the 21st Century Stress Syndrome from the Daily Mail  Do you often feel like this?  If you do, please read this article.

This guest blog has been brought to you by Kathryn Colas of The website providing you with all the answers, including Mentoring through Menopause programmes for individuals, Occupational Health providers and Practice Nurses. Email for more information: [email protected]