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Doctor insights on: Can You Workout Too Much To The Point Of Causing Adrenal Fatigue

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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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Can too much exercise cause menopause to begin? Is it possible for too much exercise to be responsible for causing the onset of menopause? .

Can too much exercise cause menopause to begin? Is it possible for too much exercise to be responsible for causing the onset of menopause?

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Not really: Excessive exercise, with or without excessive weight loss, can cause loss of periods. This however is not menopause and periods resume if normal weight is re-established and the exercise is reduced. Excessive exercise cause the brain regulation of your periods to stop, menopause is caused by exhaustion of the ovaries with age. ...Read more

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Hi. If a person is prone to backaches, could stress contribute to the start of one? Thank you so much.

Hi. If a person is prone to backaches, could stress contribute to the start of one? Thank you so much.

Maybe but need more: We need more information. Back pain can come from lots of reasons. Stress may tense muscle whihc is a common cause of back pain. Exercises help the muscles. you can ask your physician to help evalaute this. ...Read more

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What causes antibodies to suddenly attack the thyroid? Could it be a lack of vitamin d or too much gluten in the body?

What causes antibodies to suddenly attack the thyroid?  Could it be a lack of vitamin d or too much gluten in the body?

Thyroiditis: This is an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid and is not related to diet or vitamin levels, but can be associated with other autoimmune conditions. We do not really know what triggers autoimmune conditions in the body in general. ...Read more

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If you drink too much caffiene can it make you feel sluggish much of the time? What are some ways to cut back and have more energy?

If you drink too much caffiene can it make you feel sluggish much of the time? What are some ways to cut back and have more energy?

Cutting down on: Caffiene. To reduce withdrawal sxs from caffeine hydrate well with at least 8 – 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat healthy but small meals every several hours. Sleep at least 7 to 8 hours per night. Remain physically active. You can use otc pain relievers (that do not contain caffeine) for muscular aches ; pain or headaches. ...Read more

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Does having too much adrenaline cause physical damage to the heart?

Does having too much adrenaline cause physical damage to the heart?

In excess: But you don't have any way of reaching those levels without a rare endocrine malignancy. See the "adrenaline rush" blog for more information. ...Read more

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How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

No Oxygen Toxicity: You can not get Oxygen Toxicity by regular breathing in room air or even by Hyperventilation.However in Hyperventilation you breath in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide,and all symptoms are due to low carbon dioxide and we correct it by making the person breath in a brown bag and that makes them breath their own co2. Oxygen Toxicity happens when O2 is high concentration like in divers&babies ...Read more

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Can you please describe the cause and effects if you have too little protein in your body?

Can you please describe the cause and effects if you have too little protein in your body?

Not eating right!: Cause: poor intake! 1.Constant craving of carbs! 2.Muscle and/or joint pain! these are signs of mild deficiency! symptoms of severe protein deficiency: 1.Edema (swelling) 2.Thinning brittle hair and/or hair loss 3.Ridges in finger and toe nails 4.Skin rashes; dry skin 5.Weak and tired 6.Muscle soreness and cramps 7.Slow healing 8.Skin ulcers 9.Sleep issues 10.Headache 11.Nausea 12.Fainting. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme fatigue and weakness, so much you can not function, and have to lay down to sleep, this is not the same as in not enough sleep.

What can cause extreme fatigue and weakness, so much you can not function, and have to lay down to sleep, this is not the same as in not enough sleep.

Narcolepsy: You may be experiencing a disorder called narcolepsy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of the overpowering urge to sleep during the day. See a physician about this matter. ...Read more

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Craves salt all the time. Could it be linked to stress and how to make the cravings lowered or stopped.?

Craves salt all the time. Could it be linked to stress and how to make the cravings lowered or stopped.?

Low BP?: Often pateints crave salt because they need salt. Do you tend to have low blood pressure. Stress can lead to hormonal imbalances that can impair your kidney's ability to hold on to salt. Get checked by a doc that understands this metabolic problem. ...Read more

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Might exercising with your period too much cause your uterus to fall out?

Might exercising with your period too much cause your uterus to fall out?

No way!: Uterus is very well anchored inside your pelvic. So there is no reason to worry about it falling out, regardless of what you do. Exercise is good for you so do as much as you want to, when you want to do it. ...Read more

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When you keep to much ATP in your body your body temperature rises high could that be a reason for flu and the medication counteracts it ?

When you keep to much ATP in your body your body temperature rises high could that be a reason for flu and the medication counteracts it ?

No such thing: interesting ideas, but I suspect you have misunderstood something you learned in school or saw online. There is no such thing as "too much ATP in the body". If there were, it would not cause fever or elevated body temperature, would not increase susceptibility to influenza or any other infection, and would have no effect on medication for flu or anything else. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could lack of protein create bone loss in your teeth?

Can you say if it could lack of protein create bone loss in your teeth?

Decalcification: Or loss of calcium in your teeth is what i think you are referring to. This is much more commonly associated with acidity in the mouth most commonly caused by bacterial metabolism of sugar or oral exposure to stomach acid. If extreme protein deficiency causes a change in oral acidity, it is possible but there are many more likely causes. ...Read more

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Could Parkinson's symptoms be due to too much aluminum build up in the body?

Could Parkinson's symptoms be due to too much aluminum build up in the body?

Not at all: There is no evidence that presence of high aluminum levels in the body cause either Parkinson's disease or for that matter, Alzheimer's disease. Of course, you can find all kinds of opinions online, but that does not constitute rigorous medical evidence. If you suspect Parkinson's, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can too many energy drinks effect your body or organs ect. If yes how and if possible which parts in your body? Thank you

Can too many energy drinks effect your body or organs ect. If yes how and if possible which parts in your body? Thank you

Caffeine and Sugar: These drinks are in no way necessary to health or life. They oftentimes are just high doses of caffeine and/or sugar. Thus the heart and the liver are most stressed by this unnecessary overdose of these chemicals. ...Read more

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Can pitched nerve make it hard for the body to obsorb nutrients. And can it cause digestive issue in the stomach along with muscle wasting.

Can pitched nerve make it hard for the body to obsorb nutrients.  And can it cause digestive issue in the stomach along with muscle wasting.

Pinched nerve or ?: A pinched nerve normally causes local symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. It does not affect the body's absorption of nutrients. Malnutrition could cause muscle wasting, as well as other conditions not related to a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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If i drink a lot of soda can that cause me to have to urinate more often? And how long is too long to hold in the contents of your bladder?

If i drink a lot of soda can that cause me to have to urinate more often? And how long is too long to hold in the contents of your bladder?

No more than h2o: Soda has a lot of water in it. New research shows caffeine is not a significant diuretic once a body becomes tolerant to its effect. Therefore, you pee more b/c you're drinking more water. Don't hold your bladder more than 4 hours during the day. ...Read more

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I have read lack of enough oxygen in the brain can cause headaches which i get a lot ? how would i increase the oxygen - can it be caused by anxiety?

I have read lack of enough oxygen in the brain can cause headaches which i get a lot ? how would i increase the oxygen - can it be caused by anxiety?

Headaches can B: caused by low blood oxygen however normally, they appear w' other symptoms: like shortness of breath, fatigue, confusion. Very rarely will headaches B the only symptom. If Uexperience headaches w' these symptoms, contact a doctor immediately. It could B a sign of serious illnesses like, COPD, (emphysema or chronic bronchitis, lung disease, heart disease or asthma. Not due 2 anxiety. ...Read more