Adrenal Stress Disorder

A condition that results when the body is subjected to more stress than it can handle or adapt to. Types of stress include:

Emotional: what we usually think about as stress
Physical: overwork, poor sleep, structural imbalance
Chemical: caffeine, nicotine, refined sugar, solvents, paint and cleaning product fumes
Thermal: Extreme cold or heat or large changes in temperature ove short periods of time (like we’re having now)

Symptoms of Adrenal Stress disorder include:

• Fatigue
• Low blood sugar
• Increased inflammation
• Dizziness
• Impaired healing
• Dehydration
• Muscular weakness
• Asthma, especially after exercise
• Allergies

Prolonged Adrenal Stress Disorder can result in an acute condition called Ligament Stress Syndrome. In Ligament Stress Syndrome, the ligaments become weakened to the point that they can over-stretch, tear and sprain very easily causing:

• Sudden low back pain and spasm, often incapacitating
• Sharp pain in the neck or base of skull
• Sharp pain in any joint, which occurs suddenly without apparent trauma.

For more information on Adrenal Stress Disorder or Ligament Stress Syndrome, please talk to Karen, Valerie or Dr. Hogg

Posted in Condition of the Month.