PTSD Adrenal Symptoms


Reposted from LiveStrong

The adrenal system is responsible for processing stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones can be severely affected after significant trauma leading to PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. A variety of symptoms can occur, such as fatigue, exhaustion and stress overload. According to the Mayo Clinic, the medical community does not recognize adrenal fatigue as an accepted medical diagnosis, although the symptoms are significant enough to impair a person’s life following the experience of trauma.

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8 thoughts on “PTSD Adrenal Symptoms

  1. It’s really a great and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you just shared this useful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. “According to the Mayo Clinic, the medical community does not recognize adrenal fatigue as an accepted medical diagnosis, although the symptoms are significant enough to impair a person’s life following the experience of trauma.” Arrrrrgghhhh!!!! Who do they think they are??? Are they realizing they actually make it _harder_ for survivors and recovering individuals? I’ve become a little allergic to ignorant medical “experts”… I took the liberty of reblogging this, crediting you in the blog and via tags per your kind permission. 🙂 Thanks!

    1. That’s why I try to post as much as I can find on adrenal fatigue. I experience it. It’s a very real condition that comes with a whole host of other side effects. There are some recent articles I posted that discuss findings related to stress and the immune and endocrine systems, so Mayo Clinic can just learn a few things, eh?

      1. Make sure you place a creative commons license somewhere. No kidding. I’m sure, sooner or later they’ll be wanting to use the findings of informed patients – a genius word creation, b.t.w. – in some way. Creative Commons means they have to ask first, like I did. If useage is for commercial purposes, you can negotiate a license http://creativecommons.org/

  3. P.S. I love, how cleverly you used categories in order to present your blog in an organized manner reminiscent of a book’s table of contents. Smart! 🙂 (thumbs up!)

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