Posts Tagged "adrenal gland"

Adrenal gland problems in CFS – why they occur

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

I see chronic fatigue syndrome as a stress induced disorder, by which I mean infectious stress, physical stress, mental stress, emotional stress and so on. The body deals with stress in ways which are either specific to that particular stressor (such as immune activation with a virus) or a general response to stress. As a part of that general response to stress, the adrenal glands are centrally important. This was well illustrated in some work done after the Second World war by the German physiologist Hans Selye. Selye stressed rats in nasty ways (which you and I do not want to think about)....

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