Do you feel your energy levels depleting? It could be having a negative impact on your fertility.
Adrenal health is important for a proper hormonal balance. The adrenal glands are part of the major endocrine glands. The endocrine system consists of many glands that all serve an important function. The main function is to serve as the body’s message centre. The adrenal glands respond to stress by releasing hormones. The hormones that they release are adrenalin and cortisol. The presence of adrenaline in the body signals to the body that the conditions are not ideal for conception. Adrenaline also inhibits us from utilising the hormone progesterone.
The pituitary gland also releases higher levels of prolactin. The role the adrenal glands play in our reproductive health can be extremely confusing. The body needs a good network of communication in order to keep things running efficiently. The adrenals play an important role especially when it comes to energy, reaction to daily stress and maintaining a hormonal balance that keeps the body fertile and healthy.
Some signs that your adrenals may need some support:
- Low libido
- Sleep difficulty
- Worsening PMS symptoms
- Anxiety or panic attacks
- Weight gain
- Caffeine dependency
- Hair loss
- Intolerance of cold
How to support adrenal health:
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Exercise regularly
- Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol
- Make a stress reduction plan and stick to it!
- Get enough sleep
As with everything, if you’re worried about your adrenal health, please consult your GP.