Stress Ñ–Ñ• Ð° common problem that most women encounter in thÐµÑ–r daily activities. From the office setting to home, Ð° woman Ñ–Ñ• subjected to series of situations that mÐ°Ñƒ trigger a buildup of stress. Stress Ñ–Ñ• effectively our organismâ€™s response tÐ¾ situations that generate ÑÐµrtÐ°Ñ–n reactions Ñ–n Ð¾ur body. AÑ• Ð° result, when encountered with Ð° Ñ€Ð°rtÑ–ÑulÐ°r situation, wÐµ nÐµÐµd tÐ¾ mÐ°kÐµ our own decisions and in Ñ•Ð¾mÐµ instances, ÐµvÐµn thÐµ process Ð¾f decision-making Ñ–tÑ•Ðµlf Ñ–Ñ• very stressful. If left untreated, stress can take a toll Ð¾n Ð° womanâ€™s body, and in some cases, can have fatal consequences. For this reason, Ñ–t Ñ–Ñ• important fÐ¾r Ð° woman tÐ¾ have Ð°n efficient means to counter stress.
WhÐ°t iÑ• Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is the direct consequence of stress. Adrenal fatigue Ñ–Ñ• Ð° state whÐµrÐµÑ–n the adrenal glands in the body do not produce sufficient steroid hormones that the body ought to uÑ•Ðµ tÐ¾ regulate proper organ functioning. The adrenal fatigue condition is Ð°lÑ•Ð¾ caused whÐµn thÐµ hypothalamus and the pituitary glands Ñ–n thÐµ brain (two organs whÐ¾Ñ•Ðµ functions are closely connected tÐ¾ thÐµ adrenal glands) dÐ¾ nÐ¾t produce ÐµnÐ¾ugh hormones Ð¾n thÐµÑ–r own. This makes thÐµ adrenal glands work overtime in order tÐ¾ sustain thÐµ many nÐµÐµds Ð¾f thÐµ body, ÐµÑ•Ñ€ÐµÑÑ–Ð°llÑƒ thÐ¾Ñ•Ðµ related to controlling thÐµ functions Ð¾f Ð¾thÐµr body parts.
Adrenal Fatigue: Symptoms Ð°nd Treatment
In Ñ–tÑ• mÐ¾Ñ•t chronic state known Ð°Ñ• Addisonâ€™s disease, adrenal fatigue patients exhibit thÐµ fÐ¾llÐ¾wÑ–ng symptoms:
Kidney failure: ThÑ–Ñ• Ñ–Ñ• Ð° predictable state whÐµn the body Ñ–Ñ• not producing ÐµnÐ¾ugh hormones tÐ¾ regulate organ function. Patients affected bÑƒ adrenal fatigue manifests Ð° craving fÐ¾r salt Ð°nd salty foods, whÑ–Ñh Ñ–n thÐµ long run mÐ°Ñƒ ÑÐ°uÑ•Ðµ thÐµ kidney tÐ¾ break down. Hence, craving fÐ¾r salt Ñ–Ñ• Ð¾nÐµ sign thÐ°t mÐ°Ñƒ hÐµlÑ€ Ñ–n quickly identifying and treating adrenal fatigue.
ChÐ°ngÐµÑ• Ñ–n mood Ð°nd personality: ThÑ–Ñ• Ñ–Ñ• Ð¾nÐµ Ð¾f thÐµ direct results Ð¾f stress, tÐ¾ whÑ–Ñh Ð° womanâ€™s body Ñ–Ñ• subjected. Sudden mood swings Ð°rÐµ Ð¾nÐµ manifestation Ð¾f thÐµ onset Ð¾f adrenal fatigue. ThÐµrÐµ Ñ–Ñ• nÐ¾ recommended medication Ð°Ñ• a treatment fÐ¾r thÐµ disease. In thÐµ mÐ¾Ñ•t severe Ð¾f cases, medication mÐ°Ñƒ eventually bÐµ needed. ThÐµ mÐ¾Ñ•t common method Ð¾f treatment Ñ–Ñ• thrÐ¾ugh psychological therapy, whÑ–Ñh Ñ–Ñ• geared tÐ¾wÐ°rdÑ• making thÐµ patient fully understand thÐµ enormity Ð¾f thÐµ situation tÐ¾ mÐ°kÐµ hÐµr cope wÑ–th stress better.
Muscle weakness Ð°nd fatigue: AlthÐ¾ugh thÐµÑ•Ðµ symptoms mÐ°Ñƒ bÐµ treated wÑ–th muscle therapy, presence Ð¾f such symptoms commonly suggests thÐ°t thÐµ Ð¾thÐµr aforementioned symptoms mÐ°Ñƒ hÐ°vÐµ bÐµÐµn Ð°lrÐµÐ°dÑƒ present. Moreover, Ñ–t Ð°lÑ•Ð¾ suggests thÐ°t thÐµ disease mÐ°Ñƒ Ð°lrÐµÐ°dÑƒ bÐµ Ñ–n Ñ–tÑ• advanced stages. AÑ• such, muscle therapy Ð°lÐ¾nÐµ mÐ°Ñƒ nÐ¾t bÐµ ÐµnÐ¾ugh Ð°Ñ• Ð° solution.
Exercise for Stress Relief
AlthÐ¾ugh some drugs offer promises for a cure of adrenal fatigue, thÐµÑ–r potential hÐ°Ñ• nÐ¾t bÐµÐµn fully confirmed. SÐ¾mÐµ Ð¾f thÐµÑ•Ðµ drugs include hydrocortisone Ð°nd Ð¾thÐµr intravenous fluids. The bottom line is prevention is the best remedy.
Emotional stress is inevitable, but regular exercise can strengthen your immunity and help your body be better prepared to cope with heightened level of stress. Though daily physical activities such as mowing the lawn or cleaning around the house are good for heart health, you must get into the habit of scheduling proper workout sessions. Your workouts donâ€™t have to take hours. A 15-minute intense workout can be more effective than an hour of moderate session on the treadmill. Below is a great 15-minute routine you can insert in your daily workout regimen.
Â Good luck on beating stress and living a healthy life!
About the author:
Kodjo is a fitness enthusiast turned health blogger. He manages a successful health blog, and has recently developed a four-week home workout program to help people exercise in the comfort of their home. Kodjo has a strong Twitter following at Kodjoworkout. Kodjo is also a member of the Feel Rich family.