Top
20
Doctor insights on: Adrenal Fatigue From Overmedication

Share
Dr. Carlo Contreras Dr. Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
14 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Melissa Haglund
193 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. John Feola Dr. Feola
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
2

2
What to do for adrenal fatigue?

What to do for adrenal fatigue?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
3

3
How do you cure adrenal fatigue?

How do you cure adrenal fatigue?

Not a disease: "Adrenal fatigue" is not a true medical disorder. It is a "diagnosis" made by alternative doctors for people with nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, dizziness, difficulty concentrating. Salivary cortisol levels are typically done, but the results have no medically validity. "Adrenal insufficiency" is a rare medical disorder that should only be diagnosed by an endocrinologist ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
4

4
How to deal with adrenal fatigue?

How to deal with adrenal fatigue?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
5

5
How do you correct adrenal fatigue?

How do you correct adrenal fatigue?

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
7

7
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

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
9

9
How do I know if I have adrenal fatigue?

How do I know if I have adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue: This term has been pushed by "wellness" doctors. Mainstream endocrinologists know that adrenal insufficiency is rare. The way to tell is to measure hormone levels. Early am cortisol is low and acth is high. Plasma renin is elevated. Adrenal antibodies can also be measured. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
10
Dr. Melissa Young Dr. Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 years in practice
11

11
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

See 4 more doctor answers
Dr. Rick Sayegh Dr. Sayegh
Internal Medicine
years in practice
12

12
Who is more likely to get adrenal fatigue?

Who is more likely to get adrenal fatigue?

Steriod users: AIDS patient as well as prople that have been on steriods in past. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
13

13
How to determine if I have adrenal fatigue?

How to determine if I have adrenal fatigue?

See endocrinologist: 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, not by simply measuring a random blood/saliva level. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
14

14
Exercising and adrenal fatigue, what to do?

Exercising and adrenal fatigue, what to do?

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

Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick Dr. Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
15
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino Dr. Barbesino
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
29 years in practice
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Faculty of Medicine
16

16
Is adrenal fatigue considered a real condition?

Is adrenal fatigue considered a real condition?

No: Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized condition and there no validated criteria for its diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Deborah Josefson Dr. Josefson
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
17

17
What is the best way to treat adrenal fatigue?

What is the best way to treat adrenal fatigue?

Get proper diagnosis: What makes you think you have "adrenal fatigue"? If your adrenals are failing you need to see an endocrinologist for diagnosis and treatment. If truly failing you would might have diabetes insipidus, darkening skin, hypoglycemia , hyptension and a variety of other symptoms and you woiuld require various hormonal supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
18

18
What is your advice on what to do for adrenal fatigue?

See endocrinologist: "adrenal fatigue" is often a fake diagnosis. The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, which are stress hormones. People who are stressed 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 symptoms alone or measuring just one blood or saliva level. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
19

19
Are there any helpful tips in managing adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue: Adrenal fatigue often leads to chronic fatigue syndrome, so it is very important to treat it. The most important treatment is lifestyle. Specifically, avoid overuse of stimulants since that puts more strain on the adrenals, increase your vitamin C, decrease your stress level, avoid overexercising, go to bed at a consistent time, maintain steady blood sugar, and consider using adaptogens. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Eilerman Dr. Eilerman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
16 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
20

20
What is the definition or description of: adrenal fatigue?

What is the definition or description of: adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue: 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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Rothman
1,268 doctors shared insights

Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more