What Goes Wrong with Adrenal Glands?
Located above and connected to your kidneys, these little glands are responsible for producing stress hormone cortisol. While cortisol is necessary in small amounts, and developed as a natural addition to our survival toolkit – helpful when, say, a saber-toothed tiger is bearing down on you – high amounts over time can be damaging. Your glands get exhausted, and therefore don’t produce enough cortisol or related hormones.
It’s important to recognize that buzz phrase “adrenal fatigue
” is not actually a recognized medical condition. According to the Mayo Clinic
, the only recognized condition is adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease)