The Adrenal Glands are Endocrine glands responsible for maintaining the correct levels of several hormones, including cortisol. When we experience long periods of stress and anxiety, the adrenals become unbalanced. The inability to go or stay asleep is one of the main symptoms. In addition, stress and the subsequent imbalance of the adrenal hormones are the underlying cause for many ailments, including, but not limited to digestive problems and gastrointestinal (GI) issues, rashes/eczema and other skin problems, and immune system problems. It also affects the balance of the other hormones, such as Thyroid and the so-called “Sex” hormones. Weight gain can become a problem, as well. In its severe form, one might be diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue. At Ford’s, when your history is discussed in a private consultation, and a stress questionnaire is completed, our pharmacists and nurse can determine if your symptoms are due to stress and recommend products accordingly.