The term adrenal fatigue was coined by a naturopath named James Wilson in 1998. This term refers to a few groups of symptoms that mainly includes weakness, tiredness (fatigue) all the time, body aches, sleep issues (difficulty getting sleep) and nervousness. Homeopathic medicines for adrenal fatigue are very effective to manage the associated symptoms.
Though the term adrenal fatigue is often given in health books, it is not considered as a real condition and isn’t recognised as a medical diagnosis. This is because the symptoms are very general and can appear in many other conditions. But the ones who support adrenal fatigue agree that this condition exists and arise from chronic stress.
- 1 Symptoms
- 2 Causes
- 3 Homeopathic Medicines for Adrenal Fatigue
- 3.1 Kali Phos – Top Grade Medicine
- 3.2 Arsenic Album – To Manage Weakness
- 3.3 Gelsemium – To Manage Complaint of Lightheadedness
- 3.4 Ignatia – For Managing Depressive Mood
- 3.5 Natrum Mur – To Manage Long Term Depressive Mood
- 3.6 Coffea Cruda – To Manage Sleep Issues
- 3.7 Acid Phos – For Managing Weakness, Sadness
- 3.8 Rhus Tox – To Relieve Body Aches
- 3.9 Arnica – For Sore Bruised Pain in Body
- 3.10 Bryonia – For Body Aches that Worsen from Motion
- 3.11 Magnesia Phos – When Body Aches are Better by Warm Applications
- 3.12 Phosphorus – To Manage Hair Loss
- 3.13 Fluoric Acid – For Hair Loss in Spots
Some examples of other conditions that have adrenal fatigue like symptoms include anaemia (decrease in healthy red blood cells to supply oxygen to the body’s tissues. In this weakness appears along with some other symptoms like dizziness, headache, shortness of breath), hormonal disorders like hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones), depression (a mood disorder characterised by constant sadness and loss of interest in everything) and other mental illnesses and fibromyalgia (a long term disorder characterised by widespread pain in the body are experienced along with tiredness and general fatigue. With these sleep issues, depression and brain fog can also accompany.)
In addition to tiredness, body aches and sleep issues, other signs and symptoms include unexplained weight loss, hair loss, low blood pressure, craving for salt or sugar.
Other symptoms that can appear are depressive mood, brain fog (refers to a temporary state where a person is unable to think clearly, is confused, forgetful and is unable to focus and concentrate on anything), lightheadedness, trouble with digestion and darkness of skin colour.
The adrenal glands located on top of the kidneys produce hormones needed for normal functioning of the body. This gland produces cortisol which helps to cope with a stressful condition. Next it produces aldosterone that regulates sodium and potassium levels. Adrenal fatigue arises when the adrenal gland doesn’t produce enough of these hormones due to some reason. It is usually thought to arise from chronic stress when adrenal glands are overworked and get drained which make them unable to produce the hormones in an increased quantity needed in case of long standing stress. It is thought to arise in people who have long term mental or physical stress and after chronic illness like pneumonia (inflammation of alveoli means the air sacs of one or both the lungs due to infection) and bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes.)
Homeopathic Medicines for Adrenal Fatigue
Homeopathic medicines are very effective to manage cases of adrenal fatigue symptomatically. Symptoms including weakness, body aches, sleep issues, depressive mood, hair loss, and lightheadedness can be managed well with homeopathic medicines. These homeopathic medicines used for symptomatic management are prepared from naturally occurring substances so they are free from any sort of side effects.
Kali Phos – Top Grade Medicine
Kali Phos is a top listed medicine which is mainly helpful in persons who suffer from much weakness. They complain of weakness both on mental and physical spheres. Weakness prevails among them all the time. Anxiety and nervousness is also complained about by them. Sadness, irritability and low mood are other symptoms appearing with the above. They may have a history of some chronic sort of stress, worries in their lives. They may also have a history of depression. Apart from above Kali Phos is also well indicated to manage sleep issues in case of adrenal fatigue. For sleep issues it works well for sleeplessness and restless sleep.
Arsenic Album – To Manage Weakness
Arsenic Album is a very effective homeopathic medicine to manage weakness. Persons needing it feel intense weakness from doing even any sort of slightest exertion. They lack strength to do any kind of work. Restlessness is also marked in them. With this they may have weight loss. Chronic anxiety issues may be seen in most people needing Arsenic Album.
Gelsemium – To Manage Complaint of Lightheadedness
Homeopathic medicine Gelsemium is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. It is very useful for managing complaints of lightheadedness. Persons needing it feel dizzy, light headed most times while they are walking. They feel drowsy and dull the whole day along with this complaint. With this they also feel tired and weak. Due to this they wish to lie down all the time. They may have brain fog with these complaints. In case of brain fog they have problems to think clearly, have confusion of mind, and also have issues with concentration.
Ignatia – For Managing Depressive Mood
Homeopathic medicine Ignatia is prepared from plant Ignatia Amara. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. It is a promising medicine for managing depressive mood in these cases. It is given to persons who remain very sad, unhappy all the time. They also have frequent weeping spells along with sadness. They may show mood swings and remain very irritable. Hopelessness is also present in them. They get indifferent and lose interest in everything. Along with the above they suffer from sleeplessness.
Natrum Mur – To Manage Long Term Depressive Mood
Natrum Mur is another useful medicine to manage long term (chronic) depressive mood in adrenal fatigue cases. It is used when a person has intense sadness and desire to remain alone all the time. He may also have anxiety issues along with palpitations. With this he may suffer from weakness, tiredness. Craving for salt is also present. Apart from above there can be an additional problem of extreme hair loss. Lastly weight loss can be another concern with above complaints.
Coffea Cruda – To Manage Sleep Issues
Coffea Cruda is very helpful to manage sleep issues. Its use is suggested when a person remains sleepless due to constant thoughts in mind. He remains restless with tossing in the bed. Its use is also considered where a person wakes early from sleep and can’t fall asleep again. Lastly it is indicated when a person has disturbed sleep with frequent waking episodes from sleep.
Acid Phos – For Managing Weakness, Sadness
Acid Phos is indicated for managing weakness and sadness in these cases. Both mental and physical weakness is present in cases requiring it. There may also be hair loss, weight loss with weakness. Dizziness is also there. With this sadness, weeping, and indifference to life is there. Aversion to do any sort of work is also there.
Rhus Tox – To Relieve Body Aches
Rhus Tox is a leading medicine to relieve body aches in these cases. Most times body aches are worse at rest and better by walking in cases needing it. Along with body aches marked anxiety and restlessness is there. Along with this stiffness in the body can also attend.
Arnica – For Sore Bruised Pain in Body
This medicine is prepared from the root of the plant Arnica Montana commonly known as leopard’s bane and also fallkraut. This plant belongs to family compositae. It is a beneficial medicine for managing body aches in persons who feel sore bruised pain in the body. They feel pain in the body as if it is beaten. Limbs and back are very painful in them.
Bryonia – For Body Aches that Worsen from Motion
This medicine is prepared from the root of the plant Bryonia Alba commonly known as wild hops. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is a very suitable medicine for cases where body aches are worse from slightest motion. There is relief in the pain from absolute rest. The pain is felt in various muscles, joints and back. Along with pain the limbs feel weak and heavy.
Magnesia Phos – When Body Aches are Better by Warm Applications
It is a valuable medicine for cases where body aches are better by warm applications. For using it the type of pain can be sharp, cutting, shooting or stitching in nature. It can be of severe intensity and unbearable. The pain may be a wandering type that tends to shift from one part of the body to another. In some cases the pain can also be better from pressure. Tiredness and exhausted feeling usually attends the above symptoms.
Phosphorus – To Manage Hair Loss
Phosphorus is a prominently indicated medicine to manage hair fall in these cases. Hair fall is abundant and hair comes out in bunches where it is required. Itching over the scalp may attend to it. Sweating on the head can be present along with above indications.
Fluoric Acid – For Hair Loss in Spots
This medicine is usually considered in cases to manage hair loss which is occurring in spots over a well defined area of scalp. Other than hair loss matting of the hair at the ends may be seen in cases needing it.