Adrenal Dysfunction

The Adrenal glands reside atop the kidneys in your body. The glands are a small piece of tissue with vital functions and a large burden.

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They secrete the hormones Adrenalin and Cortisol, as well as Androgens; all are vital for our survival. The adrenal hormones are considered a top priority by the body, chief functions of the adrenal cortex are the regulation of the mineral metabolism (sodium, potassium, chloride), the regulation of water balance, the regulation of organic metabolism (utilization and distribution of carbohydrates, protein, and fat) and control of tissue reactions (such as hypersensitivity, allergic states, and collagen diseases) and the production of the sex hormones.

Adrenal dysfunction (hypoadrenocorticism),is a stress condition in which there is marked decrease in the production of these hormones.

These chief complaints are;

1. Inability to concentrate
2. Excessive fatigue
3. Nervousness & irritability
4. Mental depression
5. Apprehensions
6. Excessive weakness
7. Lightheadedness
8. Faintness and fainting
9. Insomnia
10. Skin thin and dry or scaly, pigmentation of temples, red palms or fingertips, cold clammy palms, exaggerated reflexes, angular appearance, long arms and legs.
11. Inflammation of lymph glands of the neck
12. Blood pressure usually low
13. Scanty perspiration (except under arms or hands and feet
14. Disbalance of sex hormones

All of these symptoms are due to Cortisol deficiency and occur in both primary and secondary adrenal dysfunction.

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