Here a quick summary what adrenal glands do, their job and how to possibly prevent adrenal fatigue:
Humans have 2 adrenal glands that are located above each kidneys. They're part of the endocrine system and secrete over 50 hormones, such as aldosterone, cortisol and adrenaline. In fact, our Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis is the system responsible for the management of stress. And that's stress from any source:
Chronic stress can result in HPA axis dysfunction, aka "adrenal fatigue" or "adrenal exhaustion".
Healthy adrenal functioning is very important for your optimal health. Herbs are not the only way to protect and support your adrenals and may not be the most ideal strategy but they certainly can help during stressful times. The best treatment is a whole-body, natural & holistic approach. We need to review your excess stress level and unhealthy lifestyle habits. We need to review your overall diet and what you put into your body.
We should know by now that food is medicine, no matter how frequently the medical community fails to recognize this detail.
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Dr. Mercola & Dr. Axe articles.