Adrenal & Cortisol Support

Can adrenal fatigue cause weight gain?

It really depends on how chronic it is. If you have an issue with chronic stress, as opposed to only having occasional stress events, then you can definitely have some weight gain. It also depends on the diet. If you have a bad diet and you have chronic stress, the situation is going to be far worse.

There's a condition called Cushing's syndrome, which is characterized by high cortisol or hypercortisolism. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone, and the adrenal glands are responsible for creating it. The thing is, you don't just wake up with this Cushing's. It gradually starts and gets worse it worse. The starting point is adrenal fatigue—the same way that prediabetes happens before type II diabetes.

With a full-blown Cushing's syndrome case, you can see these symptoms:

• Visceral fat

• High blood pressure

• Round face

• Red cheeks

• Fatigue

• Anxiety

• Buffalo hump

• Fat-collar bone

• Thin skin

• Decreased libido

• Hypokalemia

• Low vitamin D

• Insomnia

Last updated: Nov 13, 2023 19:07 PM