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Doctor insights on: Adrenal Health Diet

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Does long time Caffeine addiction cause stress on adrenals? How to maintain good adrenal health? How long to recovery?

Does long time Caffeine addiction cause stress on adrenals? How to maintain good adrenal health? How long to recovery?

Moderate caffeine: intake is fine but when it is excessive it can be over-stimulating, even on your adrenals. See a natural doc or nutritionist who can do a lab test using saliva and see how your adrenals are functioning. There are natural ways to help in necessary. Peace and good health. Diagnostechs lab website is one I use and it can tell you more. ...Read more

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I have adrenal tumor. If left untreated, what effect will it have on my long-term health?

I have adrenal tumor. If left untreated, what effect will it have on my long-term health?

Depends: Depends on the size of the tumor and whether or not it's doing anything (producing any hormone). If the tumor is small and it is a non-functioning tumor, you might not have to do anything about it and can live a normal life with no effect on your life expectancy. There are many people who currently has an adrenal tumor and might not even know it. ...Read more

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What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

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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In adrenal insufficiency supplementation, does one single dose of 20 mg with a high peak cause more health problems than spreading out 10, 5 and 5 mg?

In adrenal insufficiency supplementation, does one single dose of 20 mg with a high peak cause more health problems than spreading out 10, 5 and 5 mg?

Adrenal: There is no quick and easy answer because your dose of cortisol will not be constant. Initially you are likely to start with a high dose followed by changes (downwards) as things cone under control. Your doctor will help you through this and you will feel much better. ...Read more

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I heard there was a diet to calm the adrenal gland, and rev-up the thyroid gland. Does something like this exist?

I heard there was a diet to calm the adrenal gland, and rev-up the thyroid gland. Does something like this exist?

No: There is no such diet and anybody that tells you different it is a scam. Besides, trying to rev-up the thyroid to loose weight is not a good idea as too much thyroid hormone can lead to serious problems. Healthy eating and exercise are best ways to loose weight. ...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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Am in need of an endocrinologist to do a biopsy on a mass on adrenal gland in holiday, fl.Area.Ins is united health care. Pls hlp.Thank you.

Am in need of an endocrinologist to do a biopsy on a mass on adrenal gland in holiday, fl.Area.Ins is united health care. Pls hlp.Thank you.

ProbShouldn't Biopsy: Adrenal masses should very rarely be biopsied. Pheochromocytoma, an adrnealine producing tumor, must always be excluded prior to biopsy. Adrenal masses are tested by imaging blood and urine test. Biopsy is probably only indicated in patients with known history of cancer and suspicion for metastasis to adrenal. ...Read more

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Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?

Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?

Check out these: Links.Take care! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/reactive-hypoglycemia/an00934. http://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/b_extranet_health_information-flexmember-show_public_hffy_1126666189633.html.

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Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue.On low-glycemic diet(day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods.Is it normal?How long it takes 2 recover fully?

Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue.On low-glycemic diet(day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods.Is it normal?How long it takes 2 recover fully?

complex problem: Adrenal fatique/insufficiency is rare, especially in your age group. Okay to ask your doc about adrenal replacement to help control these symptoms. Take friend/family with you to ask questions, understand your doc. Recovery will be related to replacement adrenal therapy. Be well. ...Read more

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How to help 2ndary adrenal insuff during prednisone taper.Down to 5mg & feel foggy,exhausted,& thirsty all the time.Home remedies,diet?Will it go away

How to help 2ndary adrenal insuff during prednisone taper.Down to 5mg & feel foggy,exhausted,& thirsty all the time.Home remedies,diet?Will it go away

Call Doctor now: It appears that you are not producing enough cortisone to support your body function. Suggest that you go back to the dose of prednisone which did not cause these symptoms immediately until you can get hold of your doctor. Adrenal insufficiency is a serious issue and t everyone's adrenal function recovers at a different rate. ...Read more

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When taking hydrocortisone supplementation for partial adrenal insufficiency, what is the best way to monitor for any adverse impact on bone health or other health issue due to excess hydrocortisone?

When taking hydrocortisone supplementation for partial adrenal insufficiency, what is the best way to monitor for any adverse impact on bone health or other health issue due to excess hydrocortisone?

Check with your PCP: Or the internist/endocrinologist would be keeping an eye on the blood levels of the cortisol and acth , and take appropriate action, to maintain your cortisol levels. Bone density study could help to maintain bone health. ...Read more

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67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

Multifactorial: There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed. We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's. Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable. Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more

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What is acute adrenal crisis?

What is acute adrenal crisis?

Low cortisol state: Acute adrenal crisis is defined by the sudden drop in Hydrocortisone (or its equivalent) in the body, prompting acute physiological changes such as low blood sugar, lethargy, nausea, low blood pressure and sometimes even coma and death. Immediate steroid replacement is needed to reverse the above either via mouth (if the individual is stable and able to swallow) or via intra muscular/intravenous. ...Read more

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What exactly is an adrenal crisis?

Life threatening: Your adrenal glands make hormones which help to maintain normal salt and sugar levels in your blood as well as normal blood pressure. An adrenal crisis is a severe presentation of adrenal insufficiency which is life threatening due to potential problems with severely low blood pressure, in addition to very abnormal salt and sugar levels. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

Many: Most, less than 3 cm can be watched as they are unlikely to be cancers. However, some small tumors can make excess cortisol, aldosterone, male hormones or adrenalin. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what an adrenal nodule is?

Please tell me what an adrenal nodule is?

Adrenal nodule: is a small mass in the adrenal gland. The vast majority of adrenal nodules incidentally detected on imaging studies are benign adenomas. These require no treatment, and generally have characteristic appearances on CT and MRI that enable a confident diagnosis without biopsy. If they don't have these characteristics, they may need follow up or biopsy because neoplasm/cancer is a possibility. ...Read more

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Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Generally not: Adrenal gland "issues" are not common. If you have low grade fevers they are usually due to infection or inflammation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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