If you believe you have adrenal fatigue symptoms, this information will help you determine this condition.

According to Dr. James L. Wilson, your adrenal fatigue symptoms may be:

  • Brain fog
  • Depression
  • Blood sugar imbalances such as hypoglycemia
  • Fatigue in the morning and mid-afternoon
  • Sleep disruption
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low immune function
  • Inflammation
  • Difficulty getting out of bed even when you go to bed at a reasonable time
  • Feeling overwhelmed and rundown
  • Difficulty in recovering from stress or sickness
  • Feel more awake after 6:00 PM
  • Crave sugary or salty snacks
  • Low thyroid function

Iodine deficiency or low thyroid symptoms are very similar to adrenal fatigue.

Tests You Can Do At Home

Dr. Wilson has 3 tests you can do at home to further clarify if you have adrenal fatigue:

Iris Contraction Test for Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

Sit in a dark room in front of a mirror. Shine a flashlight across one eye - not into it.

Look in the mirror to see the reaction of the iris/pupil. You should see your pupil contract immediately after the light shines on it.

However, if you have low adrenal function, the pupil will not be able to hold the contraction and it will dilate.

The dilation will happen within two minutes and will last 30 - 45 seconds before the eye is able to contract again.

If you are starting a rebuilding program for your adrenals, you may want to time how long the dilation lasts along with the date. Then, retest on a monthly basis to chart your recovery time.

Blood Pressure Test

You will need a blood pressure gauge for this test. A blood pressure gauge is available at your local drug store.

Make certain you buy one that does not require a stethoscope to measure your blood pressure.

Take your blood pressure while lying down after resting quietly for ten minutes.

Then, stand up and take your blood pressure again. If your pressure drops, this almost always indicates low adrenals.

It is important that you have enough fluids in your body otherwise you will have an inaccurate reading.

Normal blood pressure will rise 10 - 20 mmHg after standing up. If your pressure drops, you most likely have adrenal fatigue.

The more severe the drop, the more severe your adrenal fatigue.


Sergent's White Line Test

This test is an accurate barometer for 40% of people with adrenal fatigue.

However if this tests positive, consider it an irrefutable confirmation.

Use the capped end of a pen and run the point lightly across your abdomen for approximately 6 inches.

In a few seconds a white line will appear. Normal adrenals will show an initial white line and then it will turn red in a few seconds.

However, with adrenal fatigue, the line will stay white for approximately two minutes and will widen. No red line will appear.

Other Considerations

Toxins in your body may also be causing your adrenal fatigue symptoms.

One of those toxins could be mercury, a known disruptor.

Mercury detox will provide you with simple alternatives on how to detox your body and assist your exhausted adrenals with the use of iodine and other natural modalities.

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