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

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?

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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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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Could my tiredness be caused by adrenal fatigue or would it be inked to my cyst I never knew I had this not had any other symptoms no bleeding?

Could my tiredness be caused by adrenal fatigue or would it be inked to my cyst I never knew I had this not had any other symptoms no bleeding?

Tiredness: There are many causes of your symptoms. A failure of your adrenals, Addison's disease, causes fatigue, but this is rare, and unlikely as a cause. The term "Adrenal Fatigue" is popular on the internet, but is mostly a myth. Adrenals either work, or don't work, and you would need an ACTH test to figure that out. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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