Stress and Adrenal Function

Thyroid health and adrenal function go and in hand. The way you handle stress has a direct effect on both these two glands.

Chronic stress – the norm’ in the 21 century – results in increased adrenaline and cortisol (stress hormones) being produced by your adrenal glands. Elevated cortisol has a negative impact on thyroid function, and so much more in fact.

When stress becomes long lasting, the flood of stress chemicals produced by your adrenal glands interfere with your thyroid hormones, contributing to many health issues like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and crazy blood sugar levels.

Adrenal exhaustion can result if stress is prolonged – a condition also known as adrenal fatigue. This condition is often found holding hands with thyroid disease. It’s very important we learn to manage our stress by learning a mediation technique, gentle exercise and practicing Mindfulness.


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