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I am afraid I have adrenal fatigue from masturbation and severe anxiety. What can be done about this?

I am afraid I have adrenal fatigue from masturbation and severe anxiety.  What can be done about this?

Read, relax, see Dr.: Read this link: http://tinyurl.com/kdefxln and relax. If you still believe your adrenals are not functioning well, see your doctor for an exam. There are many causes of fatigue more likely than this - I'll propose that CBT therapy can help w/ your anxiety and depression releasing lots of wasted energy for healthy use. There is no reason to think that any amount of safe masturbation will harm you ...Read more

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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Can a person get bad anxiety from having adrenal fatigue?

Can a person get bad anxiety from having adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue: Adrenal fatigue comprise of various symptoms would recommend to get evaluated and have blood work done and not depend on online questioner or screening tools. Anxiety can be one of the symptom associates or because of the treatment at times.Please consult with a physician and a psychiatrist if needed as stress is one of the most common reason leading to these presentations. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes adrenal fatigue? Is it when the body has had too many anxiety attacks and stress over time?

What causes adrenal fatigue? Is it when the body has had too many anxiety attacks and stress over time?

Not a medical problm: "Adrenal fatigue" is a non medical term used by holistic doctors to describe a set of common symptoms that many people have who are depressed, anxious, stressed, etc. People who are told of having this usually do not have any problem with their adrenal gland function, despite whatever non approved tests are done (typically a cortisol saliva test) that is described as "abnormal" ...Read more

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Iv been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, anxiety/depression. I have bloated hard tummy, rapid weight gain, infertility, night sweats and more. Help!?

Iv been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, anxiety/depression. I have bloated hard tummy, rapid weight gain, infertility, night sweats and more. Help!?

Hormonal Imbalance: You clearly have some hormonal problems. I would not be surprised if you have thyroid problems, estrogen and Progesterone problems and adrenal problems as these types of hormonal imbalances are interelated. You need to see an md who is highly experienced in the management of functional hormonal and metabolic imbalances. In the meantime, aovid sugars and fried foods to reduce your edible stress. ...Read more

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How can you fix moderate adrenal fatigue? Gaining weight still, ruled out everything else. This fits after a year of severe stress. Is it fixable?

How can you fix  moderate adrenal fatigue? Gaining weight still, ruled out everything else. This fits after a year of severe stress. Is it fixable?

Adrenal fatigue: I doubt you have "adrenal fatigue". Either the adrenals work, or they don't. If they don't, you have addison's disease and you are very sick. However, stress can be very debilitating. The symptoms from stress cannot be fixed by concoctions of vitamins, hormones, etc. Suggest you see a good general doctor (family med, internist) who can evaluate your condition and counsel you on nutrition as well. ...Read more

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Can u fix moderate adrenal fatigue? Gaining too much weight, tests rule out everything else, was under severe stress for over a year. Is it fixable?

Can u fix moderate adrenal fatigue? Gaining too much weight, tests rule out  everything else, was under severe stress for over a year. Is it fixable?

It depends: To address this question, you would want to see an integrative medicine or naturopathic physician -- making sure your condition is not full adrenal insufficiency, for instance. They would do a workup of you and your labs, to determine the best ways to help you. Some people may respond well to herbal supports for the adrenals. Others may need additional treatments. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice of names of possible tests that can identify the presence of adrenal fatigue if suspected? Ie due severe fatigue esp in morning? Tks

Pls can u advice of names of possible tests that can identify the presence of adrenal fatigue if suspected? Ie due severe fatigue esp in morning?
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Cosyntropin Test: Adrenal insufficiency can be primary or secondary- depending if the dysfunction is at the pituitary(primary)level or adrenal( secondary) level. A baseline morning cortisol level is drawn first- then 0.25 mg im/iv of Cosyntropin is given- then the cortisol level is rechecked at 30 and 60 minutes- so 3 blood draws are needed. If the cortisol level fails to rise above 18-20 mcg/sl- you have ai. ...Read more

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Does adrenal fatigue lead to helicobacter pylori infection?

No: Helicobactor pylori is a bacterial infection and usual sorse is farm animals and can be obtained from other infected individuals by sharing food and drink ( salive exchange ). Adrenal insufficincy can increase suseptibility. ...Read more

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Can i exercise with adrenal fatigue?

Can i exercise with adrenal fatigue?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more