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Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Many can help: The medical profession recognizes addison's disease, an extreme form of low adrenal function. However, only 1 in 10-25, 000 people have severe enough adrenal problems to qualify for addison's, but many millions have lesser yet very significant degrees of poor adrenal function. See http://www. Adrenalfatigue. Org/ and the book adrenal fatigue by dr. James wilson. See my comments for more information. ...Read more

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Exhaustion (Definition)

Exhaustion = depletion of energy which can occur ...Read more


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What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

No such thing: Hi. That is a ridiculous, anti-scientific self diagnosis with absolutely NO validity. Take any herbs you want as long as they do no harm...you're treating nothing with nothing, and the snake oil salesperson who sold that BS to you is laughing all the way to the bank! That nonsense is for the worried well who obsess about nonexistent health concerns. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please answer! What vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Please answer! What vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Be careful: If a fringe practitioner has told you that you have "adrenal exhaustion" (this is now a fad diagnosis based on saliva testing which is actually just a screen), get with an evidence-based practitioner before accepting the diagnosis. Your fatigue may have a physical or emotional cause instead. ...Read more

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What is the best herb or supplement for adrenal fatigue?

What is the best herb or supplement for adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue?: Never heard of this term. Can you please be more specific. ...Read more

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Please tell me what you know of the herb Ashwagandha? Is it helpful for adrenal fatigue? I have noticed improvements, placebo or real?

Please tell me what you know of the herb Ashwagandha? Is it helpful for adrenal fatigue? I have noticed improvements, placebo or real?

Adaptogenic herb: Ashwaganda is an adaptogenic herb that normalizes cortisol. I use it in my practice and have great results. ...Read more

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I am having a hormonal imbalance or adrenal fatigue w/major insomnia. What will help me sleep. Open to herbs. Seen several md's without much luck.?

I am having a hormonal imbalance or adrenal fatigue w/major insomnia. What will help me sleep. Open to herbs. Seen several md's without much luck.?

Sleep Specialist: If you have seen several md's without much luck with your insomnia, it is probably time to see a sleep specialist, who can prescribe a sleep study to better define your insomnia so it can be treated more effectively, . ...Read more

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My son has all the symptoms of adrenal exhaustion. What can he take for it?

My son has all the symptoms of adrenal exhaustion. What can he take for it?

Adrenal exhaustion: The adrenals don't get exhausted. They either don't work (=Addison's disease) or they work. If your son has fatigue, or other sx, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son has all the symptoms of adrenal exhaustion. What can he take for it to help him feel better?

What do you suggest if my son has all the symptoms of adrenal exhaustion. What can he take for it to help him feel better?

Symptoms in medicine: Hi. "Adrenal fatigue" is not a real entity - no such thing. Here's a very well time tested and proven philosophy of medicine: there is no symptom specific to any single disease, and no disease specific to any single symptom. Whatever symptoms your son has may be due to a disease, or associated with no disease. But at least stick to the realm of real conditions. Good luck to him! ...Read more

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Could long-term cortisone-use cause adrenal exhaustion?

Could long-term cortisone-use cause adrenal exhaustion?

Exhaustion: The simple answer is yes.
Why have you been taking cortisone long-term? Were you ill at the beginning and feel much better over time?

The adrenal is probably not working well enough such that you must continue with cortisone.

If you have not seen an endocrinologist about this you should do so sometime soon. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have adrenal exhaustion from coffee, will stopping drinking it rectify the problem?

I'm just wondering, if you have adrenal exhaustion from coffee, will stopping drinking it rectify the problem?

No: Adrenal fatigue is a real problem and there is a large population of patients who have this problem. Caffeine stopping may help but caffeine is not the main problem. We are exposed to chronic stresses & poor nutrition which results in excess cortisol production from adrenal glands which eventually get "tired" and cannot produce adequate cortisol resulting in symptoms. ...Read more

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Husband has foculsegmental glomularsclerosis & is exhausted. No probs adrenal glands, what else could it be that causes exhaustion?

Husband has foculsegmental glomularsclerosis & is exhausted. No probs adrenal glands, what else could it be that causes exhaustion?

Exhaustion: Profound fatigue can accompany renal disease, use of corticosteroids, depression, anemia, overwork, and numerous other factors. Discuss this with his doctor and see what is going on since have no access to his records and cannot examine him. Hope he perks up soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you experience weight gain while overcoming adrenal fatigue or exhaustion?

Can you experience weight gain while overcoming adrenal fatigue or exhaustion?

Yes: You can get weight gain for over eating or eating comfort foods while under stress. You can gain weight from being less active. Weight gain is usually a very common disorder and it is usually not due to anything unusual. Review the situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is adrenal fatigue?

What is adrenal fatigue?

Underperformance: This is not a medical term. I think you are probably talking about adrenal insufficiency. This basically means that the adrenal gland is not producing enough of the hormones and chemicals that it should. Reasons include severe life-threatening stress, hemorrhage into the glands, withdrawal from taking other steroids, or tumor infiltration. Fortunately the adrenal hormones can be replaced. ...Read more

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What to do for adrenal fatigue?

What to do for adrenal fatigue?

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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What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

See below: Adrenal fatigue is not a medically recongized entitiy. It serves as a catch-all term for nonmedical practitioners. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have adrenal fatigue?

See endocrinologist: 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, not by simply measuring a random blood/saliva level. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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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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Is there such thing as adrenal fatigue and if so how would you know if you have it?

Is there such thing as adrenal fatigue and if so how would you know if you have it?

Not really: Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized condition. There are no validated criteria to diagnose it, nor proven treatments. Adrenal insufficiency is a rare serious condition for which we have diagnostic criteria. However most fatigued people don't have adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

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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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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Could you please describe healthful treatment for adrenal fatigue?

Could you please describe healthful treatment for adrenal fatigue?

Doesn't exist: There is no medical disorder such as adrenal fatigue. It is an internet myth that does not exist. Find something else to blame your symptoms on. ...Read more

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Could my melasma be attributed to adrenal fatigue?

There is no connecti: Adrenal fatigue does not cause melasma and can not be attributed to adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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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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