Most doctors do not recognize adrenal fatigue as a true medical condition for they claim that there has been no scientific proof to show that it exists. As if dealing with one unrecognized medical condition is not enough, fibromyalgia patients are also likely to suffer from adrenal fatigue.
The Role of Adrenal Gland
Your adrenal glands sit above your kidneys. They are responsible in producing several hormones such as adrenaline, steroids and cortisol. These hormones are essential for stress and fear response. When faced with stress, your adrenal glands releases these hormones to help you cope with the situation.
What Causes Adrenal Fatigue In Fibromyalgia
However, persistent stress puts pressure on the adrenal glands. Moreover, the list of stress factors is endless. Adrenal fatigue in fibromyalgia can be due to lack of sleep, stress of pain, stressful work environment, threat of losing a job, and many more. As a result, your adrenal glands are on constant high alert.