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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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Is it true that people with add have lower dopamine levels?

Is it true that people with add have lower dopamine levels?

Likely so: Restless leg syndrome, nocturnal bruxism, and add may all be associated with ineffective Dopamine function. Many of the meds prescribed affect this directly or indirectly, and may be very useful and successful. Suggest you discuss with your physician and decide if this type of focus is right for you. ...Read more

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Why is it that I often have such low energy level?

Why is it that I often have such low energy level?

Low energy: Several possibilities, more common ones are the flu, depression, effect of medications, metabolic factors. Consult with your pcp for workup. ...Read more

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Is it possible that some people with pdd-nos also have add?

Is it possible that some people with pdd-nos also have add?

Yes: People with pddnos (autistic spectrum problems) commonly have symptoms of adhd that would benefit from treatment. ...Read more

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Many people say that postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is very common to have along with fibromyalgia what so u think?

Many people say that postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is very common to have along with fibromyalgia what so u think?

Fibromyalgia: Orthostatic tachcardia syndrome can e found with primary fibromyalgia but is not common. We see it more with chronic fatigue syndrome with myalgias. Some degree of hypovolemia is seen aas a problem in both conditions but is not universal. ...Read more

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I read that IgG subclass deficiencies are associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Is this true? If so, what is the connection?

I read that IgG subclass deficiencies are associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.  Is this true?  If so, what is the connection?

IGG : Igg are sensitivities for foods or substances and cause significant gut inflammation. These then lead to impermeable or leaky gut. This inflammation can lead to joint and muscle pain. The fatigue is usually caused by the poor absorption of the cofactors needed in the body to produce energy. ...Read more

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I have Hashimoto's also low Igg and Iga. This seems odd, as they are usually raised with auto-immune is is this indicative of another health problem?

I have Hashimoto's also low Igg and Iga.  This seems odd, as they are usually raised with auto-immune is is this indicative of another health problem?

Depends: You can have low IgG and IgA which may increase your risk in contracting respiratory tract infections. You can have Hashimoto's too since only a small portion of your IgG may be targeted against the thyroid. Your question is valid. ...Read more

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It has been shown that salpingo oopherectomy as well as child birth can rarely excite autoimmune hypophysitis. What is the likely reason these hormone shifts can lead to autoimmune hypophysitis?

It has been shown that salpingo oopherectomy as well as child birth can rarely excite autoimmune hypophysitis.  What is the likely reason these hormone shifts can lead to autoimmune  hypophysitis?

Rebound phenomenon: I am not aware of oopherectomy causing autoimmune hypophysitis, but after pregnancy many autoimmune disorders "flare". Pregnancy is a state of autoimmune suppression (this makes sense otherwise you might reject the baby), but once the hormone levels drop, it somehow triggers a more heightened immune responsiveness. ...Read more

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What kind of disorder is it to have low energy levels with people you find boring?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Important K: Potassium is integral for muscle contraction - when too high or too low it causes problems like muscle cramps. As the heart is a muscle it is also very important for your heart function. ...Read more

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Should all hypoaldosteronism patients have edema /can a person have low aldosterone without this symptom/?

Should all hypoaldosteronism patients have edema /can a person have low aldosterone without this symptom/?

Hypoaldo & edema: It would be rare for a person with a low aldosterone to have edema. But would depend on kidney function, cause of low aldo and salt intake. If you have had both kidneys removed which causes low aldo then you will get edema related to how much salt you eat. if your aldo is low because u eat way to much salt you might have edema. If no adrenals is causing low aldo then rare to have edema ...Read more

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Is there any other causes of high IGF-2 besides endocrine tumors? 266-616 ng mine is around 756. I also have hypoglycemia and periodic hypokalemia.

Is there any other causes of high IGF-2 besides endocrine tumors? 266-616 ng mine is around 756. I also have 
hypoglycemia and periodic hypokalemia.

Unclear: Dear Rachel233, IFG-2 has been found to be associated with several cancers and genetic syndromes. However, the only proven utility is to diagnose a specific type of low sugar. This substance is still under investigation. Here is some reliable information I found about it. I hope this helps. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/IGF2 ...Read more

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Is it true that people with auto immune conditions have lower body temp?

Is it true that people with auto immune conditions have lower body temp?

Could be: There are many conditions that can lead to a lower-than-average body temperature, and certain autoimmune diseases are among them. ...Read more

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I have pots and always had severe hyperhidrosis which has worsened. Eating as much sodium and potassium as i can but keep being low in them. Could sweating cause this and maybe low BP from salt loss?

I have pots and always had severe hyperhidrosis which has worsened. Eating as much sodium and potassium as i can but keep being low in them. Could sweating cause this and maybe low BP from salt loss?

Antidiuretic hormone: Low sodium is usually caused by anti-diuretic hormone excess either in response to intravascular depletion from diuretics or dehydration or primary ( to much production ). Also adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism may cause it. Primary polydipsia, meaning drinking to much water ( 1-2 gallons a day ) is a cause too. ...Read more

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Dr. Narina Baburyan
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Aldosterone (Definition)

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland. It is involved in blood pressure regulation, potassium ...Read more