The adrenals is what may be causing thyroid disorders and diabetes. Adrenal glands are anatomically located above the kidney, and produce adrenaline; the fight or flight hormone.
Another hormone produced by adrenals is cortisol. Cortisol may be responsible for your belly, makes fat for the body or may be behind the inability to lose weight. While this is partially true, it is important to note that cortisol is vital for sustenance.
Autoimmunity is dangerous since it is easily triggered by stress, inflammations or even physical body harm. Since stress is the hardest to manage, it is the most common cause of autoimmunity. Stress can be caused by poor sleeping habits, difficult jobs, trauma and family loss. Stress heaps a heavy burden on adrenals to produce cortisol, and after a prolonged period it malfunctions.
Inflammations activate the release of cortisol. Cortisol is an anti-inflammatory hormone and the body automatically releases it as a way of alleviating some symptoms. . Stress, thyroid disorders, and other factors may impair inflammation control by the adrenals.
Cortisol is also involved in management of blood sugar.
It might be quite tasking to differentiate between adrenal and thyroid malfunction since both have identical symptoms at times. The solution is to have an adrenal saliva test.
Some medics still don’t recognize adrenal dysfunction and conducting the adrenal saliva test can accurately elicit this.
The stages of adrenal dysfunction are not so direct. However the following are the easiest to understand:
- Elevated levels of cortisol
- Fluctuating levels of cortisol
- Insufficient amounts of cortisol
Stage 3 of adrenal dysfunction manifest in the same way as thyroid dysfunction. That is:
- Lethargy and extreme exhaustion
- Severe brain fog
- Maximum activity is mostly at night (around 9 pm onwards)
Simple lifestyle changes can restart normal adrenal function. When recuperating, one should make sure that someone who is highly trained guides their path to recovery, and can always think outside the box.