The two small adrenal glands are located one above each kidney. They are directly involved with producing a variety of hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol, aldosterone, and testosterone or estrogen. The adrenal glands are also indirectly involved with producing or distributing up to 50 hormones in our bodies. A fight or flight reaction from the sympathetic nervous system kicks in more cortisol.
This sympathetic nervous system reaction can be chronic and low level from “normal” daily living stress that most try to deny or self medicate with alcohol, causing too much burden on the adrenals.
Mainstream medicine considers most adrenal fatigue assessments undiagnosable and non-existent. They claim it’s a made-up syndrome and can serve to avoid detections of depression or fibromyalgia.