I hear from a lot of people that “I sleep in vain, I’m tired,” “I’m tense,” “I have no reason to be irritable, yet — and of course I experience the same in myself. This is stress. It is inherent in everyday life. It is very difficult to exterminate completely, but maybe if we go a little later we will happen to us and understand the processes going on in us, we will be easier to handle and we will become more aware of it.
That’s why I read it afterwards and put together some of the things I find useful that I’ll share with you now.
For the most part, we end up not really noticing.
Yet our body becomes physically ill and we cannot produce enough energy. In vain do we sleep and rest even for a whole weekend, yet it is not enough. This is when we feel that we need to make up for it. This is when a little coffee, an energy drink comes in, the craving for sweets, fluctuating blood pressure and blood sugar levels appear. We will be irritable, often depressed.
If our fatigue lasts long enough, our digestive system will also start to malfunction, infections can develop…
I would also turn to our adjoining organ, the Adrenal Gland.
Very often adrenal fatigue is the reason people are very negative.
They see everything negatively, how they react, the way we are treated… This may be because they no longer have the ability to adapt… they are tired.
If we look at the function of the adrenal gland, this organ and its hormones serve to help us adapt to changing conditions.
Adaptation itself is a necessary thing that can fundamentally lead to stress that needs to be addressed.
There are so many different situations in life that we have to adapt to.
It could be some kind of backing out of a certain situation, or we need to change a thought, or our dress, or our posture.
When someone gets tired for years, this adjustment gets harder and harder.
PL .: if someone is grumpy, nothing is good for him, even a small change is a huge stress for him… well from this we can conclude that this person's body is probably already quite tired.
(Of course, we can add to this the family and psychological background of habits and more, so if someone is simply terrible, they don't have to be relieved of adrenal fatigue and they can't do it because we can - against it!)
The Adrenal Gland
It is also called a kidney cap because it is located on the upper tip of the adrenal gland as a small cap.
They are involved in the regulation of renal metabolism, as they regulate the amount of urine and the excretion of urine somewhat.
There is also a gradual cessation and complete cessation of this organ.
(The latter condition is called Addison's disease. - In this disease, a certain substance is not excreted in the body and that is copper. the condition when someone's adrenal gland is completely shut down.These are also extremely frightening to people.Interesting: President Kenendy suffered from addison's disease.During the war he suffered a sudden tremendous stress which resulted in the production of the adrenal gland and required hormone replacement for the rest of his life)
The essential difference between adrenal fatigue and Addison's disease is that the adrenal gland is still working in our case but can perform its function in fewer and fewer cases.
In our accelerated lives, we constantly akpunk a little push to get over things.
Adrenaline, a hormone in the adrenal gland, helps us with this.
So adrenal fatigue is a stress disorder.
I found a very good illustration of the treatment of stress and the process of it all. And this is an example of Zebra.
In the savannah, the Zebra grazes peacefully. Nade. What if the lion comes? What's up? Well, that's when you're placed! : D
We can say that the stressor appeared. This must be responded to, that is, our zebra must adapt to the situation. So the adrenaline release reflexively begins in the adrenal gland, to which the Zebra responds in a fraction of a second and the escape stimulus appears. In the body, the registers switch, the muscles tighten and the escape begins without thinking. When the stress situation goes away, the stress hormones are absorbed or some of them are excreted in the urine. And if there is no supply, the body will acidify. That’s why our Zebra starts eating to make up for lost minerals.
In a stressful situation, in order for the muscle to be able to respond quickly, the body secretes certain minerals, but this means that it loses alkaline minerals that need to be replenished. So at rest comes hunger and often shaking as well. This is due to the other hormone in the adrenal gland, cortisol. Cortisol is converted to cortisone in the liver and this makes it eaten, which is a mineral supplement after stress!
Isn't that familiar?
Our problem is that when our lion - the stressor - appears in the workplace - the boss… .we can't run away.
We need to stay there and tolerate stress. So, not learning to deal with these situations will lead to adrenal fatigue.
Man goes from stress to stress throughout the day. You have to constantly adapt, even though your body would have demanded rest for a long time.
And this cycle leads to this unfortunate little organ constantly reacting and reacting and reacting and getting tired. He's exhausted.
Stress hormone production is impossible.
Let’s see how this process takes place in the body.
What happens to us in a stressful situation?
Within moments, the brain sends signals to the esophagus through the nerve pathways to the eyes, skin, adrenal gland mind and the mouth dries out, the pupil dilates, the pituitary gland releases hormones and the adrenal gland begins to secrete adrenaline. As soon as the adrenal gland releases the hormone, a so-called red reaction starts.
The lungs dilate to have more oxygen, and then heart rate and blood pressure rise to deliver excess oxygen to the body through the blood vessel.
The liver begins to release glucose and this higher blood sugar increases muscle strength. Moreover, the large (distal) vascular pathways that carry the blood to the limbs constrict so that the blood flow speeds up and so the oxygen-rich blood enters the muscles faster. The muscles themselves also tighten, meaning the muscle tone increases. We release minerals - Magnesium, Potassium, etc. -. We're starting to sweat.
In a physical sense, this is called stress.
It can happen to us during a garden battle but also behind the desk. It doesn't matter to the body whether the woman is moaning or e.g. we have a sinusitis which is also a constant stress situation for our body.
At the neural level in brief:
Neurotransmitters (hormones) and receptors at the end of the nerve pathways chemically exchange what has been done electrically with the help of electrons.
Let's look at the symptoms:
⁃ Decreased mental acuity
⁃ Fatigue in the morning and evening (sudden onslaught)
⁃ Extreme anxiety
⁃ Difficulty falling asleep or falling asleep despite fatigue
⁃ Decreased physical endurance
⁃ Muscle pain
⁃ Irresistible craving for sweets (to increase adrenaline and serotonin levels)
⁃ Lack of motivation in our emotions. (Eg when a person works on his brain to give everything to his family and by the end he already feels that he no longer feels for his family as before - and this is when we feel we have to turn off we have to retire comes the self time… right? We have to milk.)
Everything in our body is connected to everything. Often, adrenal fatigue can be the cause of other hormonal diseases. Eg: cancer, thyroid dysfunction, estrogen dominance.
(Here I would point out that the adrenal glands produce sex hormones in small amounts. Estrogen and progesterone. PL. do not know, so there is often adrenal fatigue does not appear until menopause)
⁃ Prone to quarrel
- Is this also true? Think adrenaline. It gives us a boost. It kicks us in and we can get used to it! Such people are usually stimulus-poor, and if there is no “tension,” they create one for themselves to “wake up” by adrenaline for a few hours. (The bound husband-wife comes to mind right?) And maybe we're talking about a peace-loving person who is simply literally completely tired….
- Continuous stimulation. Kv, energy.
The process of fatigue in the body:
Cholesterol is the main ingredient in all types of hormones, including the adrenal glands. And from this arises a substance that
⁃ PREGNENOLON is also called a basic hormone, and it produces DHEA - an androgenic hormone (male) - which can later be converted to androstenedione and this can be converted to both male (testosterone) and female sex hormones (estrogen).
The adrenal gland also produces one
- A hormone called aldosterone which regulates the excretion of urine, a mineral in the blood.
BUT what we are dealing with now is:
⁃ Cortisol which is also produced in the adrenal glands.
Like many, it is converted to cortisone in the liver (after a stressful situation, after our adrenaline rush)
When cortisol goes up, one becomes more and more stressed and doesn’t even notice. Happy. 20 -30 year old's never die of condition! :) So we adapt well and I am motivated.
Yes, but there will come a point when the adrenal gland can no longer produce more cortisol. Our cortisol levels drop. - These are adrenaline-producing activities and so there is more and more trouble.
The pituitary gland sends stimulation hormone (ATCH) to your adrenal gland (which regulates kidney function), but it is becoming less or less responsive.
The balance is upset the immune system collapses - you may develop a stroke, heart attack, cancer, etc.
Let's see what are the nutrients that help us!
Our irregular diet plays a major role in adrenal fatigue.
What our adrenal glands need - without claiming completeness:
⁃ B - vitamin complex
⁃ Vitamin A
⁃ For magnesium
⁃ For selenium, etc.
Together, these substances form an enzyme called Co Enzyme A. This is extremely important for the organization. His job in the liver is to filter out and treat fats from the blood. E.G. If we eat fatty it constantly takes CoA.
However, the adrenal gland also requires CoA on an ongoing basis, and if the adrenal gland is exhausted, it indicates that that CoA store is depleted. Who empties the CoA warehouse? For someone who eats a lot of fatty foods! Due to the many fatty foods, the liver is constantly working and deficiency occurs which causes the adrenal gland to become CoA deficient.
This CoA is derived from vitamin B5 and cysteine (and cysteine B12 is dependent on B6 and folic acid). Of course, you also need a few antioxidants.
I’m not talking here right now about the different herbs, the lifestyle change and it’s essential for a complete diet that is also necessary for your adrenal gland and many more things, I tried to narrow this little literature to vitamins.
So this topic is dizzying enough I hope and the solution I think is here before us.
Of course, I would like to add that our much-underestimated mental health must also be added to our healing to complete the circle.