Does My Child Have Adrenal Fatigue?

How can you know if your child has adrenal fatigue?

The following is a list of  symptoms:

  • Irritability, meltdowns, whining
    anxiety, fear, attachment
    early morning wakings especially between 2am-4am (tendency to be wide awake even with little sleep)
    allergies
    asthma
    inability to fall asleep at night (night owls)
    morning fatigue
    frequent illness or inability to recovery in a reasonable time from illness
    sensitivity to light/sound/touch
    hypersensitive to pain
    hypoglycemia
    dizziness upon standing quickly
    morning nausea or no appetite
    craving salt
    low endurance compared to peers
    constant thirst
    explosive outbursts or overreaction to situations.

There are a few methods of determining adrenal function that can be performed quite easily. The adrenal glands are responsible for regulating body temperature, so recording average daily temperatures provides an indication of how well the adrenals are functioning.

How to chart temperatures:
Temperatures should be taken orally or underarm using a glass thermometer for 7-10 minutes. Avoid using digital thermometers as they are inaccurate.

Do this for 5-7 consecutive days.

Take the temperatures three times a day. For example: 9am, 12pm, 3pm. Keep the times consistent from day to day.

Avoid taking it three hours after waking,
30 minutes after a meal or exercise.
Find the average daily temperatures by adding the three of them together and dividing by three.

Normal average body temperatures should not fluctuate by more than 0.2 degrees up or down from day to day.  If you see a fluctuating pattern this indicates poor adrenal function.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s