One of the most typical symptoms of menopause is a continuous and persistent feeling of exhaustion and fatigue, both mental and physical.
How did tiredness and fatigue affect my hair?
Feeling exhausted can be exhausting, however, when hair loss follows, the combined symptoms are bothersome.
I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue:
What is adrenal fatigue?
How can you explain it?
Adrenal fatigue begins to reduce the levels of estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, and adrenal hormones and can disrupt the body’s function. Each person with adrenal fatigue manages to have a different set of symptoms which I listed:
- autoimmune disease
- Chronic inflamation
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Dry Skin
- food cravings
- frequent urination
- insomnia / insufficient sleep
- Joint bread
- lack of energy
- poor attention span / concentration
- low blood pressure
- Low blood sugar
- Low sex drive
- Lumbar pain
- memory lapses
- mental restlessness
- Numbness in the fingers / Poor circulation
- weak immune system
- Weight gain
These feelings are inexplicable signs of menopausal fatigue, and you may find that you lack the usual zest for life.
The adrenal glands, located at the top of each kidney, provide hormones that help the body manage blood sugar, burn protein and fat, react to stress such as extreme illness or injury, and regulate blood pressure.
Stress prompts the adrenal glands to produce excessive amounts of cortisol, the stress hormone. What is the number one enemy of public health. Stress raises cortisol levels: it hinders learning and memory, reduces immune function and the number of bones, increases weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol and heart disease.
High levels of cortisol deplete collagen, which refers to a group of proteins present in skin tissue that is more active and abundant in our youth. These proteins are responsible for the elasticity, smoothness and firmness of our skin. As proteins are depleted, our skin becomes more prone to wrinkles, sagging, and dark lines.
Also like insulin, the decrease in bone density leads to hair loss. Constant high levels of stress cause the adrenal glands to become overactive due to increased need for the stress hormone cortisol.
If you want to get your energy levels back to where they were, there are a few things you need to do:
- To meditate
- Improve your diet
- Improve your sleep hygiene.
- Eliminate sources of stress in your life
- Change your lifestyle
- Deep breathing exercise / Yoga
- Use of essential oils
Adrenal fatigue causes salt and sugar cravings due to a lack of strength to balance minerals like sodium, potassium, and magnesium in the blood. Nutrients supporting adrenal fatigue include vitamins B5 and B12, vitamin C, probiotics, and herbs in tea form, such as ashwagandha, licorice root, and maca root. Also, be sure to use high-quality supplements.
Note: Addressing a woman’s adrenal health is critical before “treating” menopausal symptoms.