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Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Formal testing: Only by performing formal dynamic adrenal stimulation (so called acth stimulation test) that a full assessment of the adrenal-pituitary axis be assessed and be determined if cortisol (or its equivalent) supplementation is needed. The is no medical literature to date to support the notion that use of adrenal "by product" remedies (available over the counter with no prescription) are helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Adrenal Fatigue (Definition)

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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Are there any symptoms for iron deficiency?

Are there any symptoms for iron deficiency?

See below: Fatigue is a prominenet one. A reddish tongue and dome difficulty swallowwing may oalso be present. If the cause of the iron deficiencey is blood loss you may see black tarry stools and have signs of pain, bloating and gas. ...Read more

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Are there any diet supplements for thyroid issues?

Are there any diet supplements for thyroid issues?

Iodine, Zinc: Along with b-100 (b-complex), vitamin c, magnesium, l-carnitine has been shown to help the body convert T4 to T3 (liothyronine) the active form of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Are there any dietary supplements that help fatigue?

Are there any dietary supplements that help fatigue?

Fatigue: So many supplements are advertised for energy. Most of them are just caffeine or some form of natural stimulant and not proven. There is one thing that may help energy in a natural way, potassium magnesium aspartate. Find it at a health food store. Nothing helps fatigue better than getting 8 hours of sleep and eating healthy and getting some exercise. A check up will show if there is any problem. ...Read more

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Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Adrenal: Of coarse there are medications for low adrenal hormones but if that has been documented surely your doctor has prescribed appropriate treatment for you. If you have not had any studies related to adrenal hormones what are you concerned about? If you have not seen your doctor about this please do so as soon as possible. Making the low adrenal hormones studies is easy. ...Read more

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Are there any good dietary supplements for porphyria?

Are there any good dietary supplements for porphyria?

Adjuncts only: The key to managing porphyria is educating yourself, learning how to avoid attacks, and becoming more familiar with your illness than a specialist physician. You can do this. The worst place to learn about porphyria is from people who are trying to sell you supplements, or blogs with testimonials that are likely to be misguided or even fake. Start with sites intended for physicians. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal medicines for chronic headaches?

Are there any good herbal medicines for chronic headaches?

Yes: Magnesium is a compound that can help with chronic headaches. Non herbal options: if your headaches are related to tension, chiropractic or osteopathic adjustments can provide significant relief. In some migraine sufferers, food reactions can be a significant trigger for the migraines (get rid of the food reaction, you get rid of the migraine). ...Read more

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What are some herbal supplements for premenopausal symptoms?

What are some herbal supplements for premenopausal symptoms?

Vitex, Dong quai &..: Many herbs are beneficial for menopause. Among my favorites are vitex agnus castus (chaste tree berries), dong quai, black cohosh, maca and pueraria mirifica. For more info see http://www.Holistic-online.Com/remedies/hrt/hrt_herbs_for_menopause.Htm and http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00700/menopause-symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any diets for people with hypopituitarism?

Are there any diets for people with hypopituitarism?

Not Really: Dysfunction of the pituitary gland requires hormonal therapies, not diet. ...Read more

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Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

EDS: If you are referring eds as erectile dysfunction syndrome the most logical and effective action is to first be evaluated. There are many reversible causes such as low testosterone, medication side effects, reduce vascular flow to penile gland, performance anxiety, fear of premature ejaculation, anxiety and mood disorders. Even if there was such herb you much check your prostate to make sure its ok. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal treatments for toxic thyroid adenoma?

Are there any herbal treatments for toxic thyroid adenoma?

Need medicine: No herbal treatments will help. Methimazole is the drug that will lower thyroid hormone production. You should consider more permanent treatment, such as radioactive iodine or surgery, depending on your situation. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Are there any nutritional deficiencies and/or excesses associated with migraines?

Are there any nutritional deficiencies and/or excesses associated with migraines?

Yes: Magnesium and riboflavin deficiencies may contribute to migraines. You can check blood levels of these but want to look at intracellular rather than serum magnesium. Certain foods also may be triggers such as hard cheeses, chocolate, caffeine, processed or cured meats, red wine, alcohol, food preservatives, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative supplements for post heart attacks?

Are there any alternative supplements for post heart attacks?

Cardiology ok: Before you take any supplement you need to change your lifestyle. Stop smoking and eat healthy and follow cardiac rehab. Then, you have to talk to your cardiologist. Herbs and supplement can have reaction with the drugs use commonly during that critical period post heart attack. Fish oil, vit c and e are few. There is some herbs but i won't even look into those. Cardiology have to know. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remdies for thyroid issues?

Are there any natural remdies for thyroid issues?

Adjuncts only: Thyroid disease is literally life-and-death. Managed improperly, it's severely disabling and there's no substitute for replacement (for hypothyroidism) or medical management / radiation / surgery for hyperthyroidism. Ask whoever is caring for you for a referral to an evidence-based holist in your community rather than trying to self-diagnose / treat. Thanks for understanding. ...Read more

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Are there any helpful tips in managing adrenal fatigue?

Are there any helpful tips in managing adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue: Adrenal fatigue often leads to chronic fatigue syndrome, so it is very important to treat it. The most important treatment is lifestyle. Specifically, avoid overuse of stimulants since that puts more strain on the adrenals, increase your vitamin C, decrease your stress level, avoid overexercising, go to bed at a consistent time, maintain steady blood sugar, and consider using adaptogens. ...Read more

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Are there any other suggestions for whether "minerals" are needed, or just daily multi-vitamins?

Are there any other suggestions for whether "minerals" are needed, or just daily multi-vitamins?

Most need minerals: It is rare to find a multi-vitamin that is not also a multi-mineral supplement; they are called multi-vitamins because multi-vitamin/minerals is a cumbersome term. Mineral deficiencies may be more common than vitamin deficiencies. Many people are deficient magnesium, zinc, iron, chromium, selenium etc. & there are many proven benefits to supplementing with these. See my comment for a useful link:. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent remedies for thyroid?

Depends: Upon what the thyroid problem is. Generally, there are treatments which must be continued long term. Some times an overactive thyroid can be cured and no subsequent medication required. A thyroid nodule may be found to be benign and no subsequent treatment required. Thyroid inflammation may occur and resolve spontaneously with no permanent damage. Most other disorders require long term treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any miracle remedies for lack of energy and motivation?

Are there any miracle remedies for lack of energy and motivation?

Nope: There are no miracle remedies for any condition at all. This requires ongoing counseling/therapy and medication sometimes. ...Read more

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Is there any dangers associated with taking too many vitamins and nutritional supplements?

Is there any dangers associated with taking too many vitamins and nutritional supplements?

Yes.: Moderation in all things. Do not take excessive amounts of anything. Vit d intake should be limited to no more than 2000 iu/day in the absence of some overriding concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more