What is adrenal fatigue?


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According to Mayo Clinic, adrenal fatigue refers to a group of symptoms that do not seem to be caused by another illness. Symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue include fatigue, body aches, digestive issues and sleep disturbances.

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Mayo Clinic states that the adrenal glands produce many hormones that are necessary to sustain life. If the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones, then a patient is said to have adrenal insufficiency. Proponents of an adrenal fatigue diagnosis claim that adrenal fatigue is a less severe form of adrenal insufficiency. The diagnosis of adrenal fatigue is not an accepted medical diagnosis and is only considered to be a theory.

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