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24 Signs Your Stress Glands are Overworked

24 Signs Your Stress Glands are Overworked

Has the pace of life left you frazzled?† Has balancing work, home, and family responsibilities left you overwhelmed?† The stresses of our modern life can be too much for your stress glands to handle.† The stress glands, primarily known as the adrenal glands, are two small, triangular-shaped glands that sit atop the kidneys.† We donít give them much thought until we start to experience symptoms of poor health.† The adrenal glands keep us going through lifeís stresses, but over time they can show signs of being overworked.† How do you know if your adrenal glands are overworked?† Here are 24 signs:

1. Allergies
2. Anxiety or Irritability
3. Arthritis
4. Cravings for salty and/or sweet foods
5. Depression
6. Excessive hunger
7. Extreme fatigue, exhaustion, or chronic fatigue
8. Eyes are sensitive to light
9. Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with lifeís stresses
10. Frequently experience colds, flu, or other infections
11. Insomnia
12. Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS
13. Low blood pressure
14. Low libido
15. Low stamina
16. Menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness
17. Poor concentration
18. Poor digestion
19. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
20. Reduced immune function
21. Reduced memory
22. Sensitivity to cold
23. Sleep does not refresh or revitalize you
24. Slow to recover from illness or injuries

These symptoms can also be signs of other health conditions so you should always consult your doctor if you suspect any health issues.† And, of course, you don’t need to be experiencing all of the above symptoms to be suffering from adrenal fatigue.

Tomorrow: 14 Ways to Boost Your Stress Glands

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8:27PM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

Most people have some or most of those symptoms. Nearly all of us are over-stressed.
We do need ways to deal with it all.

4:59AM PDT on Aug 15, 2013

Learn the ways to relieve it

8:39PM PST on Nov 18, 2012

Living in todays society, there's sooo much more responsibility & things are much more difficult than when I grew up in the 60s & 70s. Crimes rates are so very high & people are so scared to even get out of their houses @ night. Its no wonder there's so much more stress in todays world. With the economy being bad also people have $ problems ie: not having enough to even pay their bills. Its the survival mode we must live in & our bodies take the toll!!! :(

5:49PM PST on Nov 15, 2012


8:02AM PST on Nov 15, 2012

Yikes--at least half are my daily load.

4:18PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

thank you

1:36PM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

Thank you for article.

1:34PM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

Thank you for article.

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

If one is a living breathing entity, well I suspect that many things on this list will be affecting us in various ways-have chalked up a whopping eighteen of them--but since when is menopause considered an ailment-it is a natural process - and while symptoms can be debilitating for some there are also aspects of natural aging going on here.

3:37AM PDT on May 21, 2012

Sounds dire.

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