The adrenal glands are responsible for the secretion of stress hormones, such as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. The adrenals are also responsible for secreting DHEA, an important precursor to sex hormones and potent “anti-aging” hormone.
Adrenal dysfunction (also know as “adrenal fatigue”) occurs when the adrenal glands over- or under-function. This syndrome can often manifest as weight gain, burn out and poor energy, stress intolerance, brain fog, poor immunity, anxiety and depression, poor blood sugar management, food cravings and low libido.
Adrenal dysfunction can also affect the balance of other hormone systems in your body, such as reproductive and thyroid hormones.