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Adrenal adaptation begins with the adrenal's attempt to increase production of the stress hormones. The adrenals enlarge and increase their output. The adrenals cannot maintain a high output indefinitely. Therefore they begin to reduce their production and all the functions of the endocrine system will begin to slow down. Finally, adrenal exhaustion is the final phase before adrenal failure, when all systems fail and life is threatened. The following are some of the symptoms of adrenal dysfunction:

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The following are some of the symptoms of adrenal dysfunction:

  • Digestive problems

  • Increased serum cholesterol

  • Severe weight gain or loss

  • Diarrhea or Constipation

  • Menstrual problems

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Decrease in sexual arousal

  • Impotence

  • Hair loss

  • Increased urination

  • Chronic nonspecific pain

  • Sensitivity to smells, light or sound

  • Hypoglycemic Symptoms

  • Dark Circles under the eyes

  • Dizziness upon standing

  • Poor immune modulation

  • Brittle hair & nails

  • Exhaustion · Inability to calm down

  • Panic attacks or anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mental frustration

  • Memory loss or inability to think

  • Irritability - rapid mood swings

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Bloating & Fluid retention

  • Bone loss

  • Low back or sciatica pain

  • Heart arrhythmia

  • Inflammation, joint pain

  • Poor toleration for exercise

  • Catch colds easily

  • Sensitive to bright light

  • Feeling weak and shaky

  • Poor circulation

  • Allergies