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A 53-year-old female asked:

I have low cortisol levels, though not addison disease. how may they treat it?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Many options: I don't know how your docs may treat but I'd advise adrenal supporting herbs like Ashwagandha, Rhodiola & Cordyceps, reducing stress (both physical & emotional), healthy low-glycemic diet, adequate rest & meditation. Treat any infections (including chronic low-grade ones) & avoid allergens/allergenic foods (often undiagnosed). Consider adrenal glandular extracts. See http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/
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Walnut Ridge, AR
A 52-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of addison's disease other than low cortisol levels?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Severe symptoms: Patients with true addison's disease have severe symptoms that include: orthostatic hypotension (blood pressure drops when standing leading to lightheadedness), loss of appetite (that can be as extreme as nausea/vomiting), weight loss; weakness, fatigue, darkening of the skin. It may present as a chronic illness, suggesting an underlying cancer, as a result, the diagnosis is missed frequently.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2018


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