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Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Adrenal Fatigue (Overview)

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 -- fatigue is a symptom.


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What is adrenal fatigue?

What is adrenal fatigue?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Haglund
198 Doctors shared insights

Adrenal Fatigue (Overview)

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 -- fatigue is a symptom.


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Is alopecia a symptom of adrenal fatigue?

Is alopecia a symptom of adrenal fatigue?

Yes.: While there is some controversy over the existence of this condition alopecia or hair loss is one if the non-specific stmptoms of adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

See below: Adrenal fatigue is not a medically recongized entitiy. It serves as a catch-all term for nonmedical practitioners. ...Read more

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I know that adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Are there any other venues that can help me?

I know that adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Are there any other venues that can help me?

Adrenal fatigue: "adrenal fatigue" is often "diagnosed" in people who are not feeling well. To say it is not adrenal fatigue is not to deny your symptoms of lethargy. You feel bad, and want to feel better. Perhaps start with a primary care provider who will work with you. A good pcp will help you figure out what's wrong, and try to prevent you from harmful or expensive nostrums that will do no good. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue?

How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue?

No test: Adrenal fatigue is not considered a medical problem by physicians because there is no test to prove the diagnosis. It's all from symptoms. Adrenal insufficiency is the recongnized disease and can be diagnosed through blood/urine test (acth stimulatory test). ...Read more

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Pls can u advice of names of possible tests that can identify the presence of adrenal fatigue if suspected? Ie due severe fatigue esp in morning? Tks

Pls can u advice of names of possible tests that can identify the presence of adrenal fatigue if suspected? Ie due severe fatigue esp in morning? Tks

Cosyntropin Test: Adrenal insufficiency can be primary or secondary- depending if the dysfunction is at the pituitary (primary)level or adrenal (secondary) level. A baseline morning cortisol level is drawn first- then 0.25 mg im/iv of Cosyntropin is given- then the cortisol level is rechecked at 30 and 60 minutes- so 3 blood draws are needed. If the cortisol level fails to rise above 18-20 mcg/sl- you have ai. ...Read more

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If you have adrenal fatigue, what is the effect on your vision?

If you have adrenal fatigue, what is the effect on your vision?

Adrenal: Symptoms of adrenal fatigue vary considerably, but may include blurred vision. There is no direct connection between the adrenals and eye function. I recommend that you see your primary doctor and an endocrine specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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Does vivitrol cause adrenal fatigue?

Does vivitrol cause adrenal fatigue?

No: Adrenal fatigue is a fabrication, nothing causes it, it does not exist. ...Read more

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If someone is angry all the time, could it mean they have adrenal fatigue, or other hormonal/nutritional defficiencies?

If someone is angry all the time, could it mean they have adrenal fatigue, or other hormonal/nutritional defficiencies?

No: Hi. There isn't a real condition called "adrenal fatigue". It's a false, homeopathic nonsense diagnosis. The person who is angry all the time probably just isn't a very nice person. Get away. No everyone can be, or wants to be, fixed. Find a nice person. They're out there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

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 more

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Can low thyroid+adrenal fatigue be treated in parallel? How much time (avg) needed to recover from mild adrenal fatigue? Suggest some helpful exercise.

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 more

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Could you please describe healthful treatment for adrenal fatigue?

Could you please describe healthful treatment for adrenal fatigue?

Doesn't exist: There is no medical disorder such as adrenal fatigue. It is an internet myth that does not exist. Find something else to blame your symptoms on. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice me, what are the treatments for adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency, , if one has this issue, thanks?

Pls can u advice me, what are the treatments for adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency, , if one has this issue, thanks?

Reduce stress, herbs;: Adrenal fatigue is caused by chronic stress, both physical ; emotional, so it's crucial to reduce stressors- treat infections, detoxify, treat thyroid if needed, optimize diet, avoid allergens, adequate rest, meditate, counseling etc. Many herbs can help such as ashwagandha, cordyceps, rhodiola, eluthero, holy basil, ginseng etc. I advise working with a holistic doctor. See http://bit. Ly/16blg0r. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment or a supplement to get rid of brain fog from adrenal fatigue?

Is there a treatment or a supplement to get rid of brain fog from adrenal fatigue?

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 more

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Will the drug mebendazole (use to treat a tapeworm) effect my adrenal fatigue in a negative way?

Unlikely: Not sure what you mean by adrenal fatigue. If you have adrenal insufficiency this can be effectively managed with replacement therapy. See an endocrinologist. Mebendazole should not affect the adrenal. ...Read more

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How do people usually get adrenal fatigue?

Does not exist: Despite the popular belief that it does, helped by numerous self-help books and websites, there is no disease entity called "adrenal fatigue". The Endocrine Society has a statement on it and the Hormone Foundation has information at www. Hormone. Org. Adrenal insufficiency is a real disorder and can be life threatening if not treated. In the US, it is most commonly autoimmune in nature. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Outside of avoiding stress, watching diet, and exercise, what can be done to rectify this?

I have all the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Outside of avoiding stress, watching diet, and exercise, what can be done to rectify this?

Confirm diagnosis: Lots of things can present with similar symptoms, including thyroid, iron problems, fluid and blood chemistry issues, infections, other hormonal problems, etcetc. Need to confirm or exclude diagnosis. See doc, get blood testing. See what you really have. ...Read more

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What is adrenal fatigue?

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. ...Read more

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