Are you feeling stressed?
Article by Elzaan
How do you know if you are stressed?
Symptoms of being stressed include;
- – Inability to concentrate
- – Tiredness
- – Being prone to illness
- – Weight gain or loss
- – Blood sugar unbalanced
- – Elevated blood pressure and cholesterol
- – Dizziness
- – Hot flushes
- – Shaking
- – Irritable bowel syndrome
- – Anxiety
The adrenal glands play a very important role in helping us to deal with stress.
If they become run down, the immune system will becomes depressed, making it much easier to catch the common cold or viral infections such as the flu.
What are adrenals and how do they work?
We have two adrenal glands which sit on top of each kidney. Although they are as small as a grape they are powerful little endocrine glands that manufacture and secrete steroid hormones such as cortisol, estrogen and testosterone. These are essential for life, health and vitality: they modulate the functioning of every tissue, organ and gland in your body to maintain homeostasis during stress and keep you alive. They also have important effects on the way you think and feel. The main purpose of your adrenals is to enable your body to deal with stress from every possible source, ranging from injury and disease to work and relationship problems. It is through the actions of the adrenal hormones that your body is able to mobilize its resources to escape or fight off danger (stress) and survive.
Natural Supplements that can support the adrenals in the treatment of stress are;
Lemon balm; which has a very calming effect on mood and is also helpful in improving quality of sleep. Helps with anxiety, improves cognitive function (memory and concentration). It has an antiviral action and can be used with gastrointestinal- conditions associated with spasm and nervousness.
Liquorice; it is referred to as an adrenals tonic and supports chronic stress. Helps to normalize lowered adrenal function so helps with fatigue and other disorders associated with low cortisol levels.
Passion flower; soothes and calms nervous irritability and is also indicated for muscle spasms and tension.
B complex vitamins; are needed for normal functioning of organs and healthy nervous system. The need for B complex vitamins increases during times of stress and infection. Vitamins B5 is a remarkable B group vitamin, which stimulates the adrenal glands and increases production of adrenal hormones to improve the body’s ability to withstand stressful conditions.
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