What happens when you have adrenal fatigue?
Interviewer: What happens when you have adrenal fatigue?
Dr. Stern: So, adrenal fatigue is very rare. Adrenal fatigue is when your adrenal glands are actually not producing hormones, at any level.
And there are a lot of different hormones that your adrenal glands produce, not just cortisol. Aldosterone is also a very important hormone, and it comes from the adrenal gland.
So adrenal fatigue is when the system itself, when the whole adrenal system has just been worn down for so long, that now the every single hormone is at a low level.
I do see cases like that, but they are few and far between. With those particular patients, you have to really nourish over a long period of time, to get their body to start producing the hormones.
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