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My daughter has been diagnosed with Cronic fatigue syndrome which we are tod is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary. Is it beneficial to remove the p?

My daughter has been diagnosed with Cronic fatigue syndrome which we are tod is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary. Is it beneficial to remove the p?

Beware: "Chronic fatigue syndrome" is a questionable diagnosis; some physicians believe in it an others don't, but hypopituitarism is a completely different illness. There's a pop / quack teaching that "hypophyseal-pituitary-adrenal axis" disorder also explains fatigue without localizing signs, but if surgery was suggested, there's a misunderstanding at best. I suspect charlatanism. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Complete resolutions for ch fatigue syndrome?

Complete resolutions for ch fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue.: CFS is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means other issues need to be ruled out. Tests include bloodwork for thyroid, vitamin levels, liver functions, blood sugar, celiac disease, anemia. As well, sleep study, abdominal ultrasound. If you're worried about GI pathology, add an EGD and colonoscopy. Treatment depends on cause,,and usually a cause other than CFS can be found. ...Read more

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If I am having fatigue can this be caused by alport syndrome?

If I am having fatigue can this be caused by alport syndrome?

FATIGUE EVAL: Yes, in ALPORT SYNDROME: it can be caused by anemia and renal insufficiency. You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH .com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

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How come immunity and fatigue disorders often coexist with asperger's syndrome?

One idea: Good question. "immune disorders" (hay fever, 100s of others) are common and people look for explanations. "fatigue disorder" sometimes (by no means always) occurs when a person is in a terribly frustrating life situation. Aspies are often baffled by those around them, and crave friendship yet are jerks without realizing it. The lack of anatomic pathology in aspies makes me doubt an immune cause. ...Read more

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How would you characterise or diagnose chronic fatigue? What signs are there (besides fatigue, of course)? How should one treat this syndrome?

How would you characterise or diagnose chronic fatigue? What signs are there (besides fatigue, of course)? How should one treat this syndrome?

Complicated: Unfortunately, your questions are beyond the scope of what can be written here. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex diagnosis with many associated symptoms and signs and is difficult to diagnose. You might want to start by reading this : http://www.Cdc.Gov/cfs/diagnosis/index.Html. ...Read more

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Adrenal fatigue syndrome -- can I get a help?

Adrenal fatigue syndrome -- can I get a help?

Feed your adrenals : Cortisol - as are all corticosteroids is derived from cholesterol. Studies have shown that a high saurated fat, low polyunsaturated fat diet will increase corticosteroid levels. Also supplementation with pregnenolone will increase ability of your adrenals to make cortisol, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and other corticoids. Reduce all forms of stress. Get sleep and sunlight. ...Read more

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Is fatigue one of the common symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

Is fatigue one of the common symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

No: Common symptoms include subluxation or dislocation of shoulders and patella. Generalized fatigue is not a part of this syndrome. If this persists you should see your primary care doctor to look into your fatigue. ...Read more