What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

90% of my patients suffer from adrenal fatigue and yet many doctors deny such a thing exists. From working with well over 1000 patients, let me share with you what I have learned. 

The majority of doctors do not conduct any tests to identify adrenal exhaustion. At my clinic, I work with hair analysis as in this way it is identified through the lack of sodium. Taking a blood test to check sodium levels only identifies the level of sodium currently in your blood and as there is a lot of sodium in foods, it only shows the level of sodium currently in the bloodstream not the ability of the adrenal glands to retain sodium.

What I can see very clearly is that in the majority of cases, children are born with adrenal fatigue at no fault of their own but simply because their mother was stressed during pregnancy. In many cases the mother is not at fault because she was also born with adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue can be hereditary but in the same respect if the mother was to identify and resolve the issues the child does not need to suffer in the same way.

Clear symptoms of adrenal fatigue in children

  • Tantrums
  • Mood swings
  • Dislike of change
  • Anxiety
  • Fussy eater
  • Night terrors
  • Inability to concentrate at school
  • Social isolation
  • Finding them hiding under a bed or in a cupboard on a regular occasion
  • Difficulty getting to sleep
  • Lacking in motivation
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Hating tight fitting clothing

Clear symptoms of adrenal fatigue in adults 

  • Heart racing
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Fluctuating blood sugar levels – causing spots
  • Over analyzing self and others
  • Constantly changing hair colour and style
  • Panic attacks
  • Quick to anger / over reacting / cutting people out of your life
  • Mood swings
  • Extreme fears / negative attitude
  • Depression / contemplating suicide / feeling worthless
  • Blaming everybody around you for how you are feeling
  • Feeling that if you just moved away you would feel better
  • Social withdrawal
  • Lack of drive or motivation
  • Difficulty in initiating or completing tasks
  • Pronounced fine lines/ premature aging
  • Enlarged pores
  • Weight gain around mid section
  • Thinning hair or hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog / poor memory
  • Failing eyesight
  • Shaking
  • Excess estrogen
  • For men, ‘the appearance of ‘man boobs’
  • Insomnia
  • Waking up in the middle of the night restless
  • Inability to deal with everyday stress
  • One glass of alcohol or one coffee on an empty stomach causing a migraine
  • Becoming easily addicted to stimulants to give short term relief using alcohol, recreational drugs, prescription drugs, painkillers, porn, cigarettes, caffeine and/or chocolate/sugar binging

Adrenal fatigue is real and the consequences of failing to treat it are serious.

At my clinic I identify and treat adrenal fatigue quickly thus allowing my patients to feel good and energised – often for the first time in their lives.

If you think you have adrenal fatigue why not get in touch.



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Having had acne clinics in both Glasgow and Knightsbridge, Elaine Mummery now runs a virtual clinic from her home in France.