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Adrenal Exhaustion

Western Diagnosis

The adrenal glands are a pair of triangle shaped organs that rest on top of the kidneys. The glands are made up of two parts, the cortex or outer section, which produces cortisone, and the medulla or center section, which secretes adrenaline.

In addition to producing cortisone, the adrenal cortex also helps to maintain the salt and water balance in the body, and is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and the regulation of blood sugar.

The adrenal medulla produces adrenaline, also known as the hormone epinephrine, when the body is under stress. This hormone speeds up the metabolism and produces other changes within the body that assist in coping with danger.

Reduced adrenal function may appear with the following symptoms: allergies, blood sugar disorders, dizziness, food cravings, headaches, memory problems and weakness.

Some of the causes of improper functioning of the adrenal glands are: extensive use of cortisone therapy for nonendocrine diseases such as asthma and arthritis, poor nutritional habits, smoking, alcohol and drug use, pituitary disease and tuberculosis.

 

 

 

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