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Adrenal Fatigue Vs Addison S Disease
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
Chronic adrenal insufficiency. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/home/ovc-20155636 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more
Constantly tired no energy hot sweats memory problems can't focus or concentrate could it be Addison's disease or adrenal fatigue I feel exhausted ?
Seek another reason: "Adrenal fatigue" is an dubious "pop" diagnosis given to people whose illnesses are probably psychosomatic -- not that this is not serious. Addison's would be worth ruling in/out but other entities -- even chronic carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty home heater -- and a few dozen others need to be ruled out. Look also about how your life and your relationships are going. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides Addison’s disease and adrenal insufficiency what can cause your cortisol to be in the low/normal range all day, and below normal before bed?
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
Not exactly: Addison' s disease is a state of adrenal insufficiency but not vice versa as there are many other causes besides ad ( an autoimmune disease) that can lead to cortisol deficiency state such as tuberculosis of the adrenals, hemorrhage of the adrenals, certain genetic storage syndromes and hypopituitarism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adrenal cortex: The adrenal cortex makes lots of hormones. Very important are cortisol and aldosterone which help maintain life and salt balance. Addison's disease is caused by adrenal cortex damage rendering it unable to make these hormones anymore, mostly autoimmune cause in us. Patients often have a bronzed look. Hydrocortisone replacement is a lifesaving necessity. Fludrocortisone may also become necessary. ...Read more
Can be the same: Addison's disease is primary adrenal insufficiency and implies that the immune system is attacking the part of the adrenal gland which makes cortisol. Primary adrenal insufficiency doesn't have to be autoimmune, however. Secondary adrenal insufficiency is when the pituitary gland doesn't make enough acth, a hormone which signals the adrenal gland to make cortisol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually same: Addison’s disease (also chronic adrenal insufficiency) is a rare, chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and often mineralocorticoids). With a number of relatively nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal pain and weakness, but under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.Addison's disease occurs in all age groups. ...Read more
What is the difference, both in symptoms and treatment , between addisons disease and adrenal insufficiency ?
Same thing: Addison's disease is the name given to adrenal insufficiency, a condition recognized by traditional medicine. Adrenal exhaustion & adrenal fatigue are terms coined by anti-aging to describe a lesser degree of insufficiency. Consider addison's disease or adrenal insufficiency as a failing grade or f. Adrenal exhaustion & adrenal fatigue would then be suboptimal c or d grade but still normal. ...Read more
Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease? Five years ago, when i was 26, i started to experience the first symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, including hyperpigmentation of the skin. I am no
Sorry. : Sorry. No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do sodium levels have to be low and potassium levels be high in order to be diagnosed with Addison's disease or adrenal insufficiency?
Need more....: Low sodium and high potassium plus history may lead to suspicion of Addison's disease, but confirmed by testing blood cortisol (if low), and ACTH (if high) and short corticotropin testing. How to handle your concern for diagnosis and care? Go to What and how should we do at feeling sick? in https://ebettercare.com/what-and-how-should-we-do-at-feeling-sick/. Thereby you can work well with doc for.. ...Read more
absolutely!: It's one of the primary symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not significantly: The adrenal glands produce hormones which are precursors to estrogen, but that only comprises a small amount relative to what the ovaries make. Ovaries are the source of most estrogen in females. If menstrual cycles are irregular in properly treated addison's disease, autoimmune disease of the ovaries may need to be considered also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be the same: Addison's disease is primary adrenal insufficiency and implies destruction of the part of the adrenal gland which makes cortisol. Secondary adrenal insufficiency is when the pituitary gland doesn't make enough acth, a hormone which signals the adrenal gland to make cortisol. ...Read more
Lo cortisol, all symptoms, no tumor, what can be cause for adrenal insufficiency that's not addisons?
Hard to test for: Hi. First of all, there's NO symptom associated with adrenal insufficiency that is SPECIFIC for adrenal insufficiency. If your endocrinologist suspects adrenal insufficiency, several tests can be used depending on clinical suspicion: insulin tolerance test and metyrapone test test the whole hypothalamic/pituitary/adrenal axis; ACTH 1-24 (Cosyntropin) can test only adrenal glands failure; useful 2 ...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
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
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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