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Is It True That Many People With Adrenal Fatigue Also Have Low Aldosterone
Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Although inconsistent with our understanding of adrenal physiology, the theory is that the adrenal glands "wear out" after a prolonged stress leading to fatigue. There is no evidence or reason to believe this occurs. When the adrenals are damaged or fail in conditions such as addison's disease -- ...Read more
Is it possible to have a mild case of gitelman syndrome and only have low blood potassium occasionally and never magnesium? Urinary also fluctuating,
YES: As with any autosomal recessive disease the "penetrance" may vary and different "degrees" of the syndrome noted! Hope this helps! Good luck! Dr Z ...Read more
Likely so: Restless leg syndrome, nocturnal bruxism, and add may all be associated with ineffective Dopamine function. Many of the meds prescribed affect this directly or indirectly, and may be very useful and successful. Suggest you discuss with your physician and decide if this type of focus is right for you. ...Read more
Many people say that postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is very common to have along with fibromyalgia what so u think?
I read that IgG subclass deficiencies are associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Is this true? If so, what is the connection?
IGG : Igg are sensitivities for foods or substances and cause significant gut inflammation. These then lead to impermeable or leaky gut. This inflammation can lead to joint and muscle pain. The fatigue is usually caused by the poor absorption of the cofactors needed in the body to produce energy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Hashimoto's also low Igg and Iga. This seems odd, as they are usually raised with auto-immune is is this indicative of another health problem?
Is it true that hashimotos can cause brain fog memory problems and severe headaches? Treated with levothyroxine but endo suggesting steroids.
It has been shown that salpingo oopherectomy as well as child birth can rarely excite autoimmune hypophysitis. What is the likely reason these hormone shifts can lead to autoimmune hypophysitis?
Rebound phenomenon: I am not aware of oopherectomy causing autoimmune hypophysitis, but after pregnancy many autoimmune disorders "flare". Pregnancy is a state of autoimmune suppression (this makes sense otherwise you might reject the baby), but once the hormone levels drop, it somehow triggers a more heightened immune responsiveness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have really high potassium in your labs, but still have low magnesium? Or are the two linked?
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Should all hypoaldosteronism patients have edema /can a person have low aldosterone without this symptom/?
Hypoaldo & edema: It would be rare for a person with a low aldosterone to have edema. But would depend on kidney function, cause of low aldo and salt intake. If you have had both kidneys removed which causes low aldo then you will get edema related to how much salt you eat. if your aldo is low because u eat way to much salt you might have edema. If no adrenals is causing low aldo then rare to have edema ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any other causes of high IGF-2 besides endocrine tumors? 266-616 ng mine is around 756. I also have
hypoglycemia and periodic hypokalemia.
Unclear: Dear Rachel233, IFG-2 has been found to be associated with several cancers and genetic syndromes. However, the only proven utility is to diagnose a specific type of low sugar. This substance is still under investigation. Here is some reliable information I found about it. I hope this helps. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/IGF2 ...Read more
What type of doctor treats adrenal deficiency or adrenal fatigue? And do all drs believe that its an actual condition?
Could be: There are many conditions that can lead to a lower-than-average body temperature, and certain autoimmune diseases are among them. ...Read more
I have pots and always had severe hyperhidrosis which has worsened. Eating as much sodium and potassium as i can but keep being low in them. Could sweating cause this and maybe low BP from salt loss?
Antidiuretic hormone: Low sodium is usually caused by anti-diuretic hormone excess either in response to intravascular depletion from diuretics or dehydration or primary ( to much production ). Also adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism may cause it. Primary polydipsia, meaning drinking to much water ( 1-2 gallons a day ) is a cause too. ...Read more
I'm told i prob have adrenal fatigue, and high impact workouts are no-no's. What are some good low impact exercises to get me in shape safely?
NOT low-impact but:: With adrenal fatigue avoid aerobic exercise at first; if you feel tired the day after exercise you've overdone it. Do a "body sculpting" program of light calisthenics ; weight lifting, using very low resistance(small weights) ; many repetitions, involving the whole-body. This can be accomplished in exercise classes, with exercise machines, or with free weights. See http://bit.Ly/1ere6h for more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
worthless test: Even in complete adrenal failure (addisions disease) I am unaware of this sign. I would place no reliability on this sign. "adrenal fatigue" is a fake diagnosis, and this is a fake sign that tries to trick you into thinking you have something. Elsewhere on healthtap, there are many answers to the question of adrenal fatigue by many doctors. ...Read more
Can low thyroid+adrenal fatigue be treated in parallel?How much time(avg) needed to recover from mild adrenal fatigue?Suggest some helpful exercise.
Sure they can: How long to recover depends on how severe your issues are. The most important treatment principle in recovering from adrenal fatigue is to manage stress. Get enough sleep. Meditate and do yoga. Moderate exercise, and in fact, moderation in all things is the key to recovering from adrenal fatigue. Avoid sugar, alcohol and coffee. It may take 6 months to a year. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?
Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue.On low-glycemic diet(day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods.Is it normal?How long it takes 2 recover fully?
complex problem: Adrenal fatique/insufficiency is rare, especially in your age group. Okay to ask your doc about adrenal replacement to help control these symptoms. Take friend/family with you to ask questions, understand your doc. Recovery will be related to replacement adrenal therapy. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?
Dubious diagnosis: "adrenal fatigue" is a pop diagnosis, not an evidence-based one. Since true addison[s isn't a febrile illness, this isn't either. I've wondered if the "subclinical addison's" claims might have something to them, but would urge you not to self-diagnose. The danger of self-diagnosis / treatment is missing another real emotional, situational or physical problem. Your doctor should work your temp up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very high levels of DHEA (480) but borderline low cortisol (3.7). Endocrinologist says PCOS. I worry about adrenal fatigue. Should I worry?
No: DHEA is not the correct measure. I'm assuming it's the DHEAS (adrenal form). would suggest evaluating for LOCAH (late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia). The evaluation should include the 3B OH enzyme in the ACTH stimulation test, therefore both the 17 OH Progesterone and the pregnenolone need to be measured. Also a repeat of the cortisol would maybe reveal a higher number. Hope this helps ...Read more
Feeling light headed. Resting heart rate dropped to 47. Climbs to 70+ when active. Low iron and adrenal fatigue, Pre diabetic ?
Bradycardia: Firstly are you using any medication that could be reducing your heart rate like beta blockers? If not a resting a heart rate of 47 is quite low. Normal heart rate is between 60 to 100 but can be lower in very physically active people. Dizziness shows symptoms of the low heart rate and you need to be seen by your GP for basic investigations and ECG and referred to a cardiologist if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am have symptoms of low thyroid and adrenal fatigue.My total t3-66.1, cortisol-22.13, tsh&ft4-normal.Dr. Says no tx.Should i see an endo/2nd opinion?
Discuss with doctor: Agreed with dr. Lewy-weiss. You should talk to your current doctor about your concerns to hear the reason why he/she made the recommendation that he/she did. This person knows ur symptoms and history best to make this determination. In general, a mildly elevated cortisol is "transient" and most likely will be normal the next time it's checked. Don't jump to treatment without knowing the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5.7CC adrenal mass on U/S, CT scan normal. Hypertension (180/110), deranged aldosterone &renin, fatigue, dizziness, headaches. Do CT scans missthings?
No: Ultrasounds are dependent on the operator, and a skilled sonographer can provide information as good as a CT scan. A CT scan can be misread, but the information will be there. You just need a second opinion on the same CT, especially if it is of the Abdomen and done in adrenal protocol. What you are describing is a functioning adrenal tumor. As such, if confirmed by CT, needs surgical attention ...Read more
Feed your adrenals : Cortisol - as are all corticosteroids is derived from cholesterol. Studies have shown that a high saurated fat, low polyunsaturated fat diet will increase corticosteroid levels. Also supplementation with pregnenolone will increase ability of your adrenals to make cortisol, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and other corticoids. Reduce all forms of stress. Get sleep and sunlight. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many ways: The medical profession recognizes addison's disease, an extreme form of low adrenal function. However, only 1 in 10-25, 000 people have severe enough adrenal problems to qualify for addison's, but many millions have lesser yet very significant degrees of poor adrenal function. See http://www.Adrenalfatigue.Org/ and the book adrenal fatigue by james wilson and see my comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ACTH test: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of 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. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. Fatigue could be hypothyroidism. ...Read more
See a medical doctor: These terms are not true medical conditions, they are marketing terms used by 'alternative' medical practitioners, usually to convince you to purchase unnecessary medical tests and treatments which do little for you. Adrenal insufficiency is the correct medical term for underactive adrenals, and specific testing should be arranged by your doctor if that diagnosis is being considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer