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Is It True That Many People With Adrenal Fatigue Also Have Low Aldosterone
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
Is it possible to have a mild case of gitelman syndrome and only have low blood potassium occasionally and never magnesium? Urinary also fluctuating,
YES: As with any autosomal recessive disease the "penetrance" may vary and different "degrees" of the syndrome noted! Hope this helps! Good luck! Dr Z ...Read more
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
Many people say that postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is very common to have along with fibromyalgia what so u think?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is it true that hashimotos can cause brain fog memory problems and severe headaches? Treated with levothyroxine but endo suggesting steroids.
Yes : Symptoms of hashimoto's thyroiditis include weight gain, depression, mania, sensitivity to heat and cold, paresthesia, chronic fatigue, panic attacks, bradycardia, tachycardia, congestive heart failure, high cholesterol, reactive hypoglycemia, constipation, migraines, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, menorrhagia, myxedematous psychosis, cramps, memory loss, vision problems, infertility and hair loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have really high potassium in your labs, but still have low magnesium? Or are the two linked?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What type of doctor treats adrenal deficiency or adrenal fatigue? And do all drs believe that its an actual condition?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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