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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

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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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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Is corn bread good to eat with adrenal fatigue?

Is corn bread good to eat with adrenal fatigue?

Unclear: Adrenal fatigue is not widely accepted to be a medical diagnosis by endocrinologists. If you meant 'adrenal insufficiency, ' then i'd say there usually is no recommended diet, so corn bread is neither good or bad. ...Read more

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Is there a way to self help for adrenal fatigue?

Is there a way to self help for adrenal fatigue?

Many ways: 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 james wilson and see my comment:. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose adrenal fatigue/hypoadrenia?

ACTH test: 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. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. Fatigue could be hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue / hypoadrenia?

How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue / hypoadrenia?

See a medical doctor: These terms are not true medical conditions, they are marketing terms used by 'alternative' medical practitioners, usually to convince you to purchase unnecessary medical tests and treatments which do little for you. Adrenal insufficiency is the correct medical term for underactive adrenals, and specific testing should be arranged by your doctor if that diagnosis is being considered. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue cause constant lightheadedness?

Can adrenal fatigue cause constant lightheadedness?

It can but: In your age group, it is more likely to be anemia, low blood pressure, or low blood sugar. Try eating more often, avoiding sweets which can make your sugar drop. Try to drink enough fluids to keep your urine a pale yellow color (if its clear, that's too dilute, drink less) and try to get more protein in your diet. If not better with that in a week or two, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a person get bad anxiety from having adrenal fatigue?

Can a person get bad anxiety from having adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue: Adrenal fatigue comprise of various symptoms would recommend to get evaluated and have blood work done and not depend on online questioner or screening tools. Anxiety can be one of the symptom associates or because of the treatment at times.Please consult with a physician and a psychiatrist if needed as stress is one of the most common reason leading to these presentations. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Glandular function: An adrenal fatigue phenomenon, if one speculated & conferred it authenticity, would suppose ennui due to hormone deficits. Fatigue associated w. fibromyalgia seems to result from non- restorative sleep; probably secondary to arousal by pain evoked by sleep surface forces conjoined w. effects of gravity on body mass; causing mechanical forces to be focused on pain-generating spastic soft tissues. ...Read more

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How come so many medical doctors do not believe that adrenal fatigue is a real issue?

How come so many medical doctors do not believe that adrenal fatigue is a real issue?

Fatigue: Fatigue is real. There's no denying your symptoms. But if the ACTH stimulation test is normal, then your adrenals are functioning normally. Some people get convinced that their symptoms "must be from my hormones", and some practitioners unnecessarily treat with hormones. This distracts from trying to figure out the real problem. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more