- Looking initially at Covid-19 and lockdown, do you think people’s energy levels have been adversely affected and if so, what factors do you put that down to?
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has triggered a number of stressors associated with social isolation, unemployment, child care challenges, existential fears and uncertainty that burden the mental health. The chronic stress associated with the current pandemic increased the production of stress hormones (Cortisol, Adrenaline and Noradrenaline) eventually leading to the deficiency of these hormones. The problem is that since our adrenal glands have to make stress hormones so often they finally get exhausted and are unable to produce enough of these hormones to maintain various body functions thus triggering unpleasant symptoms including fatigue. Because the adrenal glands influence many parts of the body and systems, symptoms of adrenal fatigue can mimic many symptoms and health problems that are often misdiagnosed. Fortunately, there are many ways that are very effective in coping with fatigue caused by chronic stress and other factors such as nutritional deficiencies.