Can someone answer me a really stupid question about adrenal insufficiency. I have read a load of stuff about this and do not understand it at all. My question is: how can a surplus of cortisol in stage 1 adrenal fatigue cause weight gain, but (presumably) low levels of cortisol in stage 3 (which is where I suspect I am) not lead to weight loss??
Am I missing something? Any help gratefully received!