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Body Type: Adrenal

After years of experiencing high levels of stress, the body accumulates fat in this way. In this case, exercise can be counterproductive as it further stresses the body. Learn all the recommendations for this body type.


Physical Signs of Adrenal Body Type:

  • Excess abdominal fat

  • Hump

  • Double chin

  • Fat accumulation around organs and sagging over the lower belly

  • Thin arms and legs


Complications of elevated cortisol levels include:

  • Cortisol literally breaks down muscles to convert them into glucose, providing a source of energy. This process weakens the knees.

  • Cortisol destroys bone tissues, leading to osteoporosis.

  • Clothes feel tight only around the waist.

  • The body is trying to ensure survival by accumulating fat around organs and in the face.

  • High glucose levels lead to increased insulin, which promotes further fat accumulation.

  • In the presence of excessive glucose, the body won't burn fat as it is using glucose for energy.

  • Elevated cortisol levels cause a mineral imbalance in the body, resulting in calf cramps.


Adrenal Insufficiency or Adrenal Fatigue:

  • It is known as a syndrome characterized by a series of symptoms.

  • There is a condition of low cortisol, which affects every organ.

  • It alters the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, the balance of electrolytes and fluids, the cardiovascular system, and even sexual libido.

  • In simple terms, it causes tiredness and fatigue where one does not feel like getting out of bed.

  • Pain throughout the body is experienced due to the reduced anti-inflammatory function of cortisol.


What causes it?

  • It can be caused by prolonged stress, physical, emotional, psychological, environmental, infectious, or a combination of these factors.

  • Depression or a catastrophic event such as the death of a loved one, accidents, etc.

  • Consuming excessive stimulants in the diet like coffee, alcohol, and sugars. This causes blood sugar levels to spike and then crash.

  • The body constantly assesses the amount of stress generated and makes chemical adjustments to cope with these changes. When the body can no longer keep up with the demands, adrenal fatigue sets in.

  • Recurrent illnesses such as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, and other respiratory infections can trigger adrenal fatigue.

  • Other factors such as an unhappy marriage, poor eating habits, or a stressful job can exacerbate adrenal fatigue.


How to live with Adrenal Fatigue?

  • Living with Adrenal Fatigue entails a tired appearance with dark circles, dragging throughout the day, and not having restorative sleep even if one sleeps. It feels depressed.

  • The ability to cope with stress decreases, and excessive anxiety and worry are common 24/7.

  • This is very exhausting, leading to reliance on stimulating drinks whose effects last no more than an hour.

  • The person feels drowsy during the day.

  • There is a craving for salty foods as the adrenals regulate salt in the body.

  • As a result, fluids accumulate in the body while being dehydrated at a cellular level.


Adrenals and Sleep Cycle


  • The appearance is a tired face with dark circles, dragging throughout the day and not having restful sleep, even when sleeping. One feels depressed.

  • The ability to cope with stress decreases, and excessive anxiety and worry are common 24/7.

  • This is very exhausting, leading to resorting to stimulating drinks whose effect lasts no more than an hour.

  • The person feels drowsy during the day.

  • There is a craving for salty foods as the adrenals regulate salt in the body.

  • As a result, fluids accumulate in the body, even though they are dehydrated at a cellular level.

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