A 41-year-old member asked:
what are the best supplement instead of cortisol for adrenal fatigue?
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Dr. Philip Kern answered
42 years experience Endocrinology
May not need it: Adrenal fatigue is often a fake diagnosis. The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test, and not by measuring just one blood or saliva level. See an endocrinologist.
Answered on Apr 28, 2013
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