Because of the wide scope of symptoms that patients of adrenal fatigue encounter, adrenal fatigue doesn’t just affect the person who suffers from it. Adrenal fatigue brings with it so many symptoms that nearly everyone who is in daily contact with an adrenal fatigue sufferer will be affected in some way or another.
The often debilitating fatigue that comes with adrenal fatigue can affect the patient’s spouse, children, and coworkers because the patient is often too exhausted to function properly. They can’t enjoy normal activities like hiking or long shopping trips, because their body will want to shut down and rest long before anyone else does.
The sexual dysfunctions brought on by adrenal fatigue can cause rifts in marriages and other intimate relationships. The adrenals regulate the production of sex hormones, and when the adrenals aren’t functioning properly, the sex hormone levels in a sufferer’s body are well below the normal levels. This can cause an adrenal fatigue patient to have little to no interest in sex, plus their body might simply be incapable of preparing for an enjoying sex the way a normal adult would.
Depression is a common symptom of adrenal fatigue, and this will affect everyone the sufferer comes in contact with, in big and small ways. Those who have more contact with the patient will feel the effects greater than those who don’t have regular contact. but all can be affected by the patient’s depressed mood. This is especially so if the patient is normally a carefree, happy, energetic person.