Everyone is under pressure and its common now-a-days. Hectic work schedule isn’t allowing us to relax and enjoy a moment of the success or think about the failure.
And the outcome is chronic stress.
Few anecdotal reports claim that stress can trigger serious health and skin ailments. Adrenal fatigue is one among them.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal glands sitting on top of your kidneys are responsible to release hormones that are essential for life. Cortisol released by adrenal glands is known as stress hormone. (1)
When adrenal glands fail to keep up the pace with your hectic day to day work, adrenal insufficiency occurs.
This insufficiency of essential hormones results in fatigue.
Signs of adrenal fatigue are:
- Body aches
- Unexpected weight loss
- Low blood pressure
- Hair loss
- Short temper
- Sensitive to stress
If you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, then consult a physician.
Else, you can also carry the Iris Contraction Test, which will determine your body stamina.
How to Do Iris Contraction Test?
- A dark room
- Stop watch
- Weak flashlight
With all these items step into a dark room and stay for few minutes so that your eyes gets adjusted to darkness.
Now, hold the flash light across one eye, 6 inches from the face.
By continue shining the light, look in the mirror with other eye. Pupil in eye will contract and dilate.
If you’ve healthy adrenal glands, then the light will make your iris contract, making your pupil smaller.
Else, if the adrenals are weak, it will not be able to hold the contraction. So, it will contract immediately, but open within 20 seconds.
How to Recover From Adrenal Fatigue?
Like adrenal fatigue took time before showing symptoms, recovering also takes time.
- Ingest vitamin B rich diet.
- Consume omega-3 fatty acids included food.
- Hydrate yourself with enough water.
- Stay away from processed food.
- Don’t keep electronic items on your bed and while sleeping.
- Do regular exercise.