Americans lead high-stress lives. According to the American Psychological Association, one-third of Americans feel like they are living with extreme stress and three-quarters of Americans experience stress-related symptoms in a given month.
The adrenal glands help your body deal with every type of stress ranging from physical problems, like injury and disease, to emotional problems, like work and relationship issues. Your energy and endurance depends on their proper functioning.
Excess stress can cause adrenal fatigue, which is one of the most undiagnosed illnesses in the United States. (Approximately 80% of adults experience adrenal fatigue during their lifetimes.)
Adrenal fatigue can be treated naturally. Make sure you rest with you feel tired, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and avoid stimulants like coffee and soda that can further exhaust your adrenal glands. To maintain proper adrenal function, control your blood sugar levels. Eat a small meal or snack every three to four hours before you become hungry. If you are hungry, your blood sugar levels are low, which places additional stress on your adrenal glands.