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i have adrenal fatigue. dr recommended a series of creams. are there any alternative treatments?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
See endocrinologist: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of which are stress hormones. People who are fatigued, stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Adrenals do not get "fatigued". Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

How do people usually get adrenal fatigue?

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Dr. Indu Lal
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Stress: Stress , poor diet , too many medications, etc.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do you correct adrenal fatigue?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Lifestyle changes: The recommended treatments are: stop smoking, stop alcohol & drugs, start an exercise program, eat healthy foods, follow daily routine for sleeping and waking.Keep in mind the endocrine society and the hormone foundation do not recognize adrenal fatigue as a medical condition because there is current no biochemical test to prove/confirm this diagnosis. Adrenal insufficiency is recognized, however.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang commented
Endocrinology 52 years experience
There are no clinical studies looking at 'adrenal fatigue.' In my practice, adrenal fatigue is almost always associated with post traumatic stress syndrome. Counseling or a support group are extremely helpful.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Is adrenal fatigue considered a real condition?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized condition and there no validated criteria for its diagnosis.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Treatment plan include: stop smoking, stop alcohol and drugs, start exercise program, eat healthy foods, follow daily routine for sleeping and waking, meditate and be very careful about special supplement or vitamins. As always, try to find the cause.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is adrenal fatigue?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Underperformance: This is not a medical term. I think you are probably talking about adrenal insufficiency. This basically means that the adrenal gland is not producing enough of the hormones and chemicals that it should. Reasons include severe life-threatening stress, hemorrhage into the glands, withdrawal from taking other steroids, or tumor infiltration. Fortunately the adrenal hormones can be replaced.
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In these cases the person is usually very ill and there are good tests to look into these conditions.
Nov 30, 2015

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