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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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What are the best supplement instead of cortisol for adrenal fatigue?

What are the best supplement instead of cortisol for adrenal fatigue?

May not need it: Adrenal fatigue is often a fake diagnosis. The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test, and not by measuring just one blood or saliva level. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Could there be a good supplement for adrenal fatigue?

Could there be a good supplement for adrenal fatigue?

Not really: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. You don't need a supplement, just healthy living and stress reduction. ...Read more

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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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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?

Uncertain: There is at this time no convincing data to prove existence of adrenal fatigue (stress-induced adrenal insufficiency too small to measure), & symptoms attributed to it may be due to depression, sleep deprivation, acute stress reaction, hypothyroidism, heart failure, or other. If mood, aerobic exercise can be helpful for brain fog. Best to seek medical opinion, and ask doc before starting exercise. ...Read more

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I have had recurring lightheadedness for over a year. All labs, ekg, BP normal. Naturopath suspected adrenal fatigue. Take supplement with no change. ?

I have had recurring lightheadedness for over a year. All labs, ekg, BP normal. Naturopath suspected adrenal fatigue. Take supplement with no change. ?

Surprised: I I'm not. By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat adrenal fatigue?

What is the best way to treat adrenal fatigue?

Get proper diagnosis: What makes you think you have "adrenal fatigue"? If your adrenals are failing you need to see an endocrinologist for diagnosis and treatment. If truly failing you would might have diabetes insipidus, darkening skin, hypoglycemia , hyptension and a variety of other symptoms and you woiuld require various hormonal supplements. ...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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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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How do you cure adrenal fatigue?

How do you cure adrenal fatigue?

Not a disease: "Adrenal fatigue" is not a true medical disorder. It is a "diagnosis" made by alternative doctors for people with nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, dizziness, difficulty concentrating. Salivary cortisol levels are typically done, but the results have no medically validity. "Adrenal insufficiency" is a rare medical disorder that should only be diagnosed by an endocrinologist ...Read more

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How to deal with adrenal fatigue?

How to deal with adrenal fatigue?

Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. If you're embarking on a regimen for adrenal fatigue, just make sure the diagnosis is accurate and the work up is complete. ...Read more

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How do you correct adrenal fatigue?

How do you correct adrenal fatigue?

Lifestyle changes: The recommended treatments are: stop smoking, stop alcohol & drugs, start an exercise program, eat healthy foods, follow daily routine for sleeping and waking.Keep in mind the endocrine society and the hormone foundation do not recognize adrenal fatigue as a medical condition because there is current no biochemical test to prove/confirm this diagnosis. Adrenal insufficiency is recognized, however. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue?

How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue?

No test: Adrenal fatigue is not considered a medical problem by physicians because there is no test to prove the diagnosis. It's all from symptoms. Adrenal insufficiency is the recongnized disease and can be diagnosed through blood/urine test (acth stimulatory test). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have adrenal fatigue?

How do I know if I have adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue: This term has been pushed by "wellness" doctors. Mainstream endocrinologists know that adrenal insufficiency is rare. The way to tell is to measure hormone levels. Early am cortisol is low and acth is high. Plasma renin is elevated. Adrenal antibodies can also be measured. ...Read more

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Exercising and adrenal fatigue, what to do?

Exercising and adrenal fatigue, what to do?

Exercising + Adrenal: Walking in nature or other meditative exercises help to decrease the body's stress response and call for cortisol. If a person has "adrenal fatigue", they have poor exercise recovery from extreme exertion, and that can delay healing. I always recommend avoid over-training if a person has impaired recovery from exercise or a suspicion of adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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What is your advice on what to do for adrenal fatigue?

What is your advice on what to do for adrenal fatigue?

See endocrinologist: "adrenal fatigue" is often a fake diagnosis. The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, which are stress hormones. People who are stressed are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test, and not by symptoms alone or measuring just one blood or saliva level. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue: 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 -- fatigue is a symptom. ...Read more

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If you have adrenal fatigue, what is the effect on your vision?

If you have adrenal fatigue, what is the effect on your vision?

Adrenal: Symptoms of adrenal fatigue vary considerably, but may include blurred vision. There is no direct connection between the adrenals and eye function. I recommend that you see your primary doctor and an endocrine specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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