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Adrenal Fatigue From Overmedication
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Should there be loss of adrenocortical function, steroid replacement is advocated to rebuild the normal stamina. ...Read more
Yes: However, there are many other causes of these symptoms so you would need testing to find out if it is your adrenals. 'adrenal fatigue' is not generally recognized by mainstream medicine and, i believe, is a real condition that unlike addison's disease, is not life threatening but can cause symptoms that can be very distressing. You would need to see an integrative or naturopathic physician. ...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 2 more doctor answers
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
Not necessarily : If you are a post menopausal female your adrenal glands are providing your only source of estrogen. So if you have low adrenal function you could most certainly have low estrogen. However, you may also then have other low hormone levels like Progesterone and testosterone. The truth is most women do not suffer from low estrogen, you need very little but they frequently suffer from low progesterone. ...Read more
Increased daily headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, vertigo, right flank pain. Solitary right kidney & adrenal gland. Could adrenal be to blame?
Not likely: People live normal lives with one adrenal. Discuss with your pmd. ...Read more
NoNotTheSameTHING: NO THESE ARE NOT THE SAME THING ...Read more
Life Style Change: Treat deficiencies: often vit d3, vit c with bioflavanoids, high quality b vitamins with methyl folate (folic acid) and methyl cobalamine, magnesium, iron, and zinc (all require taurine or good stomach acid). Kill yeast which steroids foster. Move through the day in ways to improve blood flow to brain. Adaptogens help like rhodiala rosea and ashwaganda. Adrenal fatigue is stress induced in most cases. ...Read more
No: Cortisol is made by the adrenal glands whereas hypothyroidism refers to low levels of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland. Having one does not cause the other. Chronic stress and anxiety also do not cause these disorders. Low cortisol (adrenal insufficiency) is a rare disorder, typically autoimmune related, and must be diagnosed correctly, not simply by a low cortisol level. ...Read more
Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?
Unlikely, but: There is no way over the internet to do diagnoses. Check w/your doctor. It should be easy to test for and resolve your questions. ...Read more
It can but: In your age group, it is more likely to be anemia, low blood pressure, or low blood sugar. Try eating more often, avoiding sweets which can make your sugar drop. Try to drink enough fluids to keep your urine a pale yellow color (if its clear, that's too dilute, drink less) and try to get more protein in your diet. If not better with that in a week or two, see your doctor. ...Read more
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
Can adrenal insufficiency cause terrible lightheaded spells w/ fogginess? If so, which condition? I'm having acth stim test.
Yes indeed: There are other, more common causes, especially if the picture does not otherwise suggest addisonism. I agree with the decision to have an acth stimulation test as part of your workup, though there are many other causes. I trust cerebrovascular disease has also been considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low testosterone: I believe you are refering to low testosterone level that diminishes as we age. Some physicians are supplying this in the form of ointments that you can apply to the skin or you may even inject a form of testosterone.. The adrenal gland secretes hormones that govern the manufacturer of testosterone, glucocorticoids etc. There can be a problem in any part ot the axis from the ant pituitary/testes. ...Read more
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