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What treatments are available for adrenal suppression?

What treatments are available for adrenal suppression?

Adrenal Insufficient: There are herbal remedies, including ginseng, ashwaganda and rhodiola, and also dhea. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment or a supplement to get rid of brain fog from adrenal fatigue?

Is there a treatment or a supplement to get rid of brain fog from adrenal fatigue?

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 more

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What treatments are available for adrenal suppression?

Adrenal Insufficient: There are herbal remedies, including ginseng, ashwaganda and rhodiola, and also dhea. ...Read more

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If high cortisol can decrease serotonin levels then can low cortisol(like due to iatrogenic adrenal suppression) increase serotonin levels?

If high cortisol can decrease serotonin levels then can low cortisol(like due to iatrogenic adrenal suppression) increase serotonin levels?

That: Is a tricky one because there is not enough evidence of low cortisol causing low levels of serotonin. Depression, chronic and severe, is associated with low serotonin and could lower cortisol levels. ...Read more

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Is the risk of adrenal suppression/insuffiency increased or the same at, let's say, 35 mg prednisone compared to 45 mg? Or any dosage above 7.5 equal?

Is the risk of adrenal suppression/insuffiency increased or the same at, let's say, 35 mg prednisone compared to 45 mg? Or any dosage above 7.5 equal?

Yes: adrenal suppression is dose related and can even occur at the replacement dose of 7.5 mg prednisone or equivalent. You have to take higher dose for stress situations ie infections bacterial or viral with increased dose of steroid. ...Read more

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0.5 mg florinef (fludrocortisone) every other day works so well for my POTS but I'm so afraid I will end up with adrenal suppression & osteoporosis when I'm older. Help?

0.5 mg florinef (fludrocortisone) every other day works so well for my POTS but I'm so afraid I will end up with adrenal suppression & osteoporosis when I'm older. Help?

POTS is a 'syndrome': "Syndrome" = "we don't get it". In POTS, there is an unexplained alteration in the balance of stress/relaxation response (autonomic system) that coordinates heart rate and blood vessel size and so-on. After cardiology has assured no dangerous abnormalities, it makes sense to try cranial osteopathy or craniosacral which can balance autonomic system. Look for credentialed providers. ...Read more

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Is it risky to be on 0.05 mg Florinef (fludrocortisone) ever other day for POTS? I struggle with when off it. Concern for bones, thinning skin, adrenal suppression

Is it risky to be on 0.05 mg Florinef (fludrocortisone) ever other day for POTS? I struggle with when off it. Concern for bones, thinning skin, adrenal suppression

Non-issues: B"sd Florinef (fludrocortisone) is the only aldosterone like agent available. To my knowledge, unlike corticosteroids it does not suppress the pituitary adrenal axis or cause thinning of the skin. If anything it should decrease renal calcium excretion and possibly decrease bone loss. the main concerns; 1.hypokalemia 2. hypertension, especially when supine. glad to discuss further ...Read more

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Florinef (fludrocortisone) for POTS. Wish 2wean off eventually but sx come back. Are most w/POTS on longterm?Isn't it bad to be on longterm(bones,adrenal suppression)

Currently there is: no cure for POTS. All treatments are palliative to avoid symptoms and complications from syncope. It is a molecular genetic abnormality of the autonomic nervous system. Although there is potential for long term side effects from the Florinef (fludrocortisone) the alternative is harm and disability from non treatment. Of course Sx come back without Florinef (fludrocortisone). Ask about other therapies that might be reasonable. ...Read more