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Adrenal Insufficiency Treatment
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
Addisonian or acute adrenal crisis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when there is not enough cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It can manifest with fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, fever, joint pain, fatigue, coma, or seizure. Addison's disease is usually treated ...Read more
I have been put on cortef for adrenal insufficiency? How long is the treatment? I'm worried it is permanent.
Might be Permanent: Different things can cause this. If you have addison's disease then this is most certainly permanent. If you were previously on a long course of steroids for immunosuppression, this may be temporary, in an effort to prolong the steroid weaning process. Please ask your physician to explain the cause and what to expect from your adrenal insufficiency to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can whole body itching (without a rash) be caused by hashimoto's/adrenal insufficiency? and would this indicate under-treatment?
Depends: When you thyroid is underactive, your metabolism is operating at an abnormally slow rate. Your skin is unable to grow and replace itself as it should. Additionally, your sweat and oil-producing glands are unable to function as efficiently as they could otherwise. Dry itchy skin is most often associated with hypothyroidism, but your lab values are better indicators of disease control. ...Read more
Life Style Change: Treat deficiencies: often vit d3, vit c with bioflavanoids, high quality b vitamins with methyl folate 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 hormones: Adrenal hormones of two types are usually used: 1) glucorticoids such as hydrocortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone: these regulate blood pressure, glucose levels, the immune system among other things 2) mineralocorticoids such as florinef: they regulate salt balance and blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroid replacements: The adrenal gland produces more than one type of steroid . In adrenal crisis, the patient needs intravenous fluids, intravenous steroids and rest-true crisis to be treated in a hospital setting. With cortisol deficiency, cortisol replacement is needed.-accomplished with hydrocortisone, Prednisone etc..A deficiency of adrenal mineralcorticoid production or aldosterone, Fludrocortisone is treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause and Management: It is important to determine the reason for the insuffiency so that things likely to be associated with the different causes of adrenal insufficiency are properly followed. Treatment of adrenal insufficiency is vital to survival. It involves replacing cortisol with other steroids, like with hydrocortisone. Also important is how to deal with adrenal insufficiency during other illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addison's disease is a medical condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones. The adrenal glands are small organs that sit above the kidneys and secrete important hormones that are responsible for maintaining body fluid and electrolyte levels and helps ...Read more
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