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Welcome to AdrenalFatigueFocus.org
Adrenal fatigue will effect eighty percent of people at some point in their lives. Thats the verdict of Dr James Wilson, author of the best-selling book "Adrenal Fatigue: 21st Century Stress Syndrome". Despite the common nature of the condition and the debilitating symptoms, the medical community has been slow to recognise it as a problem.
Adrenal exhaustion occurs when the tissues responsible for the production of steroid hormones become unbalanced due to chronic stress or infection. Persistent fatigue, having trouble getting up in the morning and a craving for salty and sweet foods are typical symptoms. However, despite widespread availability of simple tests for this condition, most doctors are still totally uneducated in this area. The World Health Organisation have acknowledged adrenal fatigue as a real condition, but it may still be several years before GPs wake up to it.
That's why Adrenal Fatigue Focus was set up. AFF recognises both the lack of information available for this condition, and that which can be found can be contradictory and sometimes confusing. On this site, you will find a number of quality articles, reviewed by expert practitioners for scientific accuracy before publication. With articles covering lifestyle changes, supplements, dietary requirements and many other aspects of adrenal fatigue, AFF aims to provide a comprehensive and useful online service to help educate individuals and doctors.
Most sufferers of adrenal imbalance can identify with, "After ______, I was never the same." In many cases, adrenal fatigue was brought on by the combination of various stressors that were present for too long, but the crash came following an acutely difficult episode. Often this is a house move, changes to work life, a relationship break-up or bereavement. Sometimes it is due to an infection. Regardless of the exact cause of the stressors, the end result is the same; a serious under-production of cortisol, the body's major stress hormone. This may be accompanied by reduced output of DHEA. In any case, a wide variety of symptoms can manifest, reflecting cortisol's huge array of functions in the human body.
The website is maintained by our small team and we are thankful to Marek Doyle DipAET from Blueprint Health for acting as our scientific editor. Marek is an elite London nutritionist, the pioneer of the combined allergy test and one of Britain's top practitioners in the field of adrenal health. This professional input is important to provide a range of articles that are more accurate and more useful to those suffering from the condition. We encourage you to use this website to become more knowledgeable about adrenal imbalance, and also how it can affect different individuals in different ways. We have a page dedicated to the various symptoms that manifest with this condition, as well as a page of resources and links that may be of benefit to an individual with adrenal problems. We have also now included a list of practitioners known to be skilled in treating the problem, providing the choice required by patients who are so often let down by mainstream medicine. Your thoughts and suggestions are always welcome - please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments.