I was wondering if anyone could spread the light on the relationship between sodium, potassium, and adrenal fatigue. I feel like i am constantly dehydrated, urinate frequently, and am always thirsty. I think dehydration may be contributing to my adrenals being under more stress.
Adrenal Fatigue by J. Wilson and a lot of people seem to recommend taking salt with water because that helps with dehydration and I was wondering how accurate this is and if it's true for ALL adrenal sufferers. I've tried to take salt with my water and find that it doesnt really help me. In fact, i drank a cup of water with 1/4 teaspoon salt the other day and it made me really dizzy, lightheaded, and gave me immense sinus pressure. Is the whole salt thing that clear cut for AF?
I've also read from others that it's possible to have a potassium deficiency as well. How common is that with AF? I havent tried any potassium on its own, but do notice i dont do well with bananas or gatorade although it might just be specific to those two things. Is there anyone out there with AF that finds that potassium helps? I also have numbness in my hands and feet with tend to get worse when i eat carbs or fruit (glucose intolerance?) and am not sure if this is related to a potassium deficiency.
Technically speaking according to my blood work, my sodium and potassium levels are normal although i dont know how accurate or meaningful this is in terms of AF.
Finally, is it possible to simply not need an extra of either sodium or potassium and that im just simply dehydrated because im missing ALL the electrolytes? Any experiences from people with AF would be great. It's really hard trying to figure this out. Thanks