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.