Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

How a Faulty Sympathetic Response Can Lead to AFS and POTS

This is Dr. Lam, founder of and today we’re going to talk about how exercise relates to adrenal fatigue. A large part of our exercise regimen that people think of is the cardiovascular system. In order for exercise to happen aerobically, the sympathetic nervous system, or what we call the sympathetic response, has to be triggered. This involves the hormones norepinephrine as well as epinephrine. Very important is to understand that first, before you can even exercise, your autonomic nervous system has to be in control. The blood pressure and the heart rate cannot be too high and cannot be too low. It has to be commensurating with the degree of exercise that you do. People that have the ability to control this will have no problem exercising. However, if you have a sympathetic response that is too high or too low, then you will have a problem.