Is there a connection between Adrenal Fatigue and the immune system?
Q: Is there a connection between Adrenal Fatigue and the immune system?
A: There is a strong connection between adrenal fatigue and the immune system. In particular, the immune system is modulated through hormones that are produced by the adrenal glands, cortisol being the main one. In advanced adrenal fatigue, when the cortisol is low, the body’s ability to have an enhanced immune system is compromised. As a result one often sees an increase of autoimmune conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and the like. The good news is that often times as the adrenal system is strengthened; the immune system is also strengthened which tends to reduce the autoimmune problem. At the same time, as the immune system is strengthened, the incidences of recurring infections tend to go down and a person becomes much healthier.