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Alternative Treatments For Addison Disease
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
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
Is there an alternative to the short synacthen test to check for addison disease? I'm worried about the side effects of the cortisol. Thanks.
Adrenal insufficency: Adrenal insufficiency in dogs is not contageous to humans. When a dog's adrenal cortex doesn't work, the dog makes less cortisol. In humans, adrenal insufficiency isn't particularly common and is usually the result of autoimmune disease in this country. The result is also low cortisol. If your pet has adrenal insufficiency, you don't need to worry about contracting it from your dog. ...Read more
Genetic causes: Sorry to hear your baby has addison's. There are several different forms, some more serious than others, & the cause depends on what type of addison's, but generally it is caused by genetic problems from one or both parents or a genetic mutation that occurred early in development. Though the language is rather technical, see http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/919077-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. ...Read more
High Risk: Patients with addison's disease can certainly carry pregnancies. However, due to the nature of this disease, planning before the pregnancy with your endocrinologist and OB is a must. Pregnant patients with addison's disease are at especially high risk and need to be closely monitored. ...Read more
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
Could a man with addison disease save to take ginkgo biloba? Which kind of supplement must be avoid?
Resource: Here's a good resource for ginko: http://goo.Gl/csmgx don't know of any benefit with addisons. This site also includes a list of interactions. ...Read more
I found out that garlic and turmeric are good for health. But is it okey for somebody with addison disease?
Beneficial to take: A large body of research proves both very beneficial. Turmeric supports adrenals & may stimulate cortisol production- see http://www.Vitaminsupplementer.Com/herbal-medicines/healing-turmeric-power/ & http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=78 garlic also has many benefits & is fine for those with addison's disease. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=60. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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