What is going on, guys?! Welcome to another episode of Ask Adam.
I know It's been a minute. My bad. I've been super busy.
But this time I'm going to be going over,
"Adrenal fatigue - is it a real thing? What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue? How do I know if I have it?"
Well, let me first off by saying adrenal fatigue isn't something that's super addressed by the entire medical community. Some aspects of the medical community very much believe in it, and some aspects very much don't.
How do you know if you have adrenal fatigue?
This can be tricky because adrenal fatigue can very much look like a lot of different things. Adrenal fatigue could look like simply not eating enough. Adrenal fatigue could also look like insulin resistance.
Your adrenals sit on top of your kidneys and they help us produce hormones, they help us produce adrenaline.
They help us produce cortisol and a few other ones. Things like cortisol help us call upon fat as a source of fuel and utilize it to give us energy. Hormones like adrenaline are utilized in our fight or flight autonomic state to take us from a very sedentary state to a state of alertness, or awareness, that we don't seem to have.
We don't feel alert.
We feel like we have brain fog.
Could that be something of the adrenals, or fatigue, or not producing enough adrenals? Yes, it could be.
Could it be that you're not eating enough to support brain function, like the hypothalamus that supports the adrenals? It could be that, also.
Could it be on the other end, insulin resistance; simply just not producing enough insulin, or having the ability for insulin to grab onto protein, carbs and fats, input and use them in to create energy for your body to use at a cellular level.
All of this can look like adrenal fatigue. That doesn't mean it is adrenal fatigue.
So what should you do?
Well, you can find a doctor to address it.
You can have blood panels pulled.
You can hit me up and I could look at it with you.
There are a lot of options.
is it a thing? It can be, but it can also be very hard to self diagnose.
Guys, I hope this helps out. If you have comments, you got questions, throw them in there. I want to hear about all the questions you have!