Cholesterol is a type of fat that is made by your liver. It's important for building things like hormones and for the production of vitamin D. But having too much cholesterol in your blood is associated with having too much inflammation in the body. For example, if inflammation is present in your blood vessel walls, cholesterol acts like a sticky plaster and builds up over time - and that's why it can cause a structural concern.
There are many signs of adrenal fatigue, but the key ones include difficulty sleeping and trouble getting out of bed, a dip in energy around 4pm, mood disturbances, trouble concentrating, craving for salty foods, low immune system function and slow recovery from exercise and injury. It's also a common contributing factor for reproductive issues and digestive problems such as IBS. Testing is simple, straightforward and relatively inexpensive and I highly recommend it.
Sporty people need more iron. That's because intense exercise increases your body's need for iron as your body excretes it as part of the inflammatory and healing/repair processes - and it also decreases your ability to absorb it. This means that athletes are at a greater risk for anemia due to iron deficiency.
Worrying about what's gone on today and what's happening tomorrow is the most common cited reason why people feel they don't sleep well. Physical discomfort, such as needing the loo was another.