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Taking Milk Thistle and Alpha Lipoic Acid and started feeling unusual lethargy. I read they both lower blood sugar. Will this go away or shud I stop?

Taking Milk Thistle and Alpha Lipoic Acid and started feeling unusual lethargy. I read they both lower blood sugar. Will this go away or shud I stop?

The blood: Lowering effects are very minimal and will not lead to hypoglycemia in an otherwise normal individual. However, they won't help any known medical problem and are a waste of money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Adrenal Fatigue (Definition)

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


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Stopped Milk Thistle + Alpha Lipoic Acid due to side effects, how long before lethargy from it wears off? My energy was great before and now crashing!

Stopped Milk Thistle + Alpha Lipoic Acid due to side effects, how long before lethargy from it wears off? My energy was great before and now crashing!

Milk thistle should: Help, and not make it worse, and it's effects should be cleared within a day. See doctor if energy level is crashing. This is not normal, when you had great energy before. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with adrenal fatigue?

Can I exercise with adrenal fatigue?

Exercising + Adrenal: Walking in nature or other meditative exercises help to decrease the body's stress response and call for cortisol.

If a person has "adrenal fatigue", they have poor exercise recovery from extreme exertion, and that can delay healing.

I always recommend avoid over-training if a person has impaired recovery from exercise or a suspicion of adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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If you have adrenal fatigue, how does it affect your vision?

If you have adrenal fatigue, how does it affect your vision?

No such thing: Despite claims on the internet and in some publications, there is no such medical entity called "adrenal fatigue". The hormone foundation has a brief publication based on the endocrine society's statement on "adrenal fatigue". ...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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How can you diagnose adrenal fatigue/hypoadrenia?

How can you diagnose adrenal fatigue/hypoadrenia?

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

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How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue / hypoadrenia?

How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue / hypoadrenia?

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 more

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Adrenal fatigue syndrome, treatment?

Adrenal fatigue syndrome, treatment?

Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. If you're embarking on a regimen for adrenal fatigue, just make sure the diagnosis is accurate and the work up is complete. ...Read more

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Is adrenal fatigue pupil test always true?

Is adrenal fatigue pupil test always true?

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

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Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Formal testing: Only by performing formal dynamic adrenal stimulation (so called acth stimulation test) that a full assessment of the adrenal-pituitary axis be assessed and be determined if cortisol (or its equivalent) supplementation is needed. The is no medical literature to date to support the notion that use of adrenal "by product" remedies (available over the counter with no prescription) are helpful. ...Read more

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How can I deal with adrenal fatigue while pregnant?

Fatigue or insuff: Adrenal insufficiency is a very serious disorder and as mentioned by dr. Powers needs to be managed by a specialist. Adrenal fatigue is a diagnosis that is very controversial in the medical field and many doctors do not consider to be an actual disease. Before taking anything for it during pregnancy, you should discuss with your OB or endocrinologist first. ...Read more

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Could there be a good supplement for adrenal fatigue?

Could there be a good supplement for adrenal fatigue?

Not really: 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. You don't need a supplement, just healthy living and stress reduction. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) aggravate adrenal fatigue?

Does Lexapro (escitalopram) aggravate adrenal fatigue?

No - such - thing.: "Adrenal fatigue" is a nonexistent condition that "holistic" doctors trot out to describe common symptoms that many people have who are depressed, anxious, stressed, etc. Those whom the quacks diagnose with this usually have NO problem whatsoever with their adrenal gland function, despite whatever bogus non-approved test is done--typically a saliva cortisol test--that is supposedly "abnormal." ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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What is the best herb or supplement for adrenal fatigue?

What is the best herb or supplement for adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue?: Never heard of this term. Can you please be more specific. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue and what is treatment?

What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue and what is treatment?

Fatigue/ Body Aches: Very debatable condition. Mainstream medicine recognizes adrenal failure, but debates that varying degrees of adrenal fatigue exist as those in cam suggest. Cam suggest that chronic stress causes varying degree of adrenal dysfunction. They suggest a hypothyroid patient that gets worse with thyroid treatment may indicate adrenal problem. No approved treatment. Cam suggests neutraceutical support. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Is it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Multifactorial: Adrenal fatigue is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors stress your adrenal glands beyond their ability to respond and dysfunction occurs poor diet, suboptimal sleep, food and other allergies contribute. ...Read more

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Can elevated CRP ever have anything to do with adrenal fatigue?

Can elevated CRP ever have anything to do with adrenal fatigue?

Other issues: Your CRP indicates presence of inflammation some where in the body. It could be in your liver due to Hep C. There are effective treatments that cure most people of this infection. Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized clinical entity. Please consult your doctor for Hep C treatment. ...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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Could you tell me what are some effective treatments for adrenal fatigue?

Doesn't exist: There is no such thing as adrenal fatigue, it is an internet fad that has no scientific basis. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid I also have sympyoms of adrenal fatigue. How is it treated?

I am hypothyroid I also have sympyoms of adrenal fatigue. How is it treated?

Adrenal fatigue: A very low cortisol could be addison’s disease (adrenal failure) but this is relatively rare, although slightly more common with hypothyroid. A “low cortisol” is over-diagnosed; the term “adrenal fatigue” is sometimes used, which is a fake diagnosis. If someone says you have this, see an endocrinologist for confirmation. The symptoms of adrenal fatigue are common to many conditions. ...Read more

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What is addison's disease and is something you can get or born with? I am experiencing major symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

Addison Disease: Is an endocrine disease where adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones, leading to abdominal pain, weakness, low blood pressure, fever, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood changes, GI symptoms, & cravings for salt. Cause can be poor development of adrenal glands, impaired steroid production, or destruction of adrenal glands such as by infection or autoimmune disease. ...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?

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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How can you fix moderate adrenal fatigue? Gaining weight still, ruled out everything else. This fits after a year of severe stress. Is it fixable?

Adrenal fatigue: I doubt you have "adrenal fatigue". Either the adrenals work, or they don't. If they don't, you have addison's disease and you are very sick. However, stress can be very debilitating. The symptoms from stress cannot be fixed by concoctions of vitamins, hormones, etc. Suggest you see a good general doctor (family med, internist) who can evaluate your condition and counsel you on nutrition as well. ...Read more

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Can u fix moderate adrenal fatigue? Gaining too much weight, tests rule out everything else, was under severe stress for over a year. Is it fixable?

Can u fix moderate adrenal fatigue? Gaining too much weight, tests rule out everything else, was under severe stress for over a year. Is it fixable?

It depends: To address this question, you would want to see an integrative medicine or naturopathic physician -- making sure your condition is not full adrenal insufficiency, for instance. They would do a workup of you and your labs, to determine the best ways to help you. Some people may respond well to herbal supports for the adrenals. Others may need additional treatments. ...Read more

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I suspect adrenal fatigue, coz I feel better in evening+salty food helps+ longlist of symptoms, which tests I need for confirmat and treatment 4 this?

I suspect adrenal fatigue, coz I feel better in evening+salty food helps+ longlist of symptoms, which tests I need for confirmat and treatment 4 this?

Cortisol testing: A 4 point salivary cortisol test would be helpful. That's an am, noon, afternoon, and bedtime cortisol levels. Am serum cortisol is sometimes helpful, but may miss early stages od adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

NotProvenMedicalCond: AdrenalFatigue is not a proven medical condition.
YourAdrenalGland makesHormonesOne of these hormones isCortisol which helps your body to deal with stressAccording to the theory put up by the alternative medicine specialists that when your life is full of stress adrenal gland may not make enough cortisol which may lead to variety symptoms.
There is no scientific evidence
HypothyroidismDoesNOT ...Read more