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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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Can i exercise with adrenal fatigue?

Can i exercise with adrenal fatigue?

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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If you have adrenal fatigue, how does it affect your vision?

If you have adrenal fatigue, how does it affect your vision?

No such thing: Despite claims on the internet and in some publications, there is no such medical entity called "adrenal fatigue". The hormone foundation has a brief publication based on the endocrine society's statement on "adrenal fatigue". ...Read more

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How can you diagnose adrenal fatigue/hypoadrenia?

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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Is adrenal fatigue pupil test always true?

Is adrenal fatigue pupil test always true?

worthless test: Even in complete adrenal failure (addisions disease) I am unaware of this sign. I would place no reliability on this sign. "adrenal fatigue" is a fake diagnosis, and this is a fake sign that tries to trick you into thinking you have something. Elsewhere on healthtap, there are many answers to the question of adrenal fatigue by many doctors. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

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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Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

NotProvenMedicalCond: AdrenalFatigue is not a proven medical condition . YourAdrenalGland makesHormonesOne of these hormones isCortisol which helps your body to deal with stressAccording to the theory put up by the alternative medicine specialists that when your life is full of stress adrenal gland may not make enough cortisol which may lead to variety symptoms. There is no scientific evidence HypothyroidismDoesNOT ...Read more

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What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

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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Is it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Is it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Adrenal fatigue: Although i sometimes struggle with the term "adrenal fatigue" in terms of definition/diagnosis, it certainly can be in the differential in any indivudual who has unexplained fatigue, increased somnolence, muscle pain, etc. Having said that, hypothyroidism which also can give you the above symptoms, in association with adrenal insufficiency is not common (called schmidt's syndrome). Talk with ur md. ...Read more

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What are the best supplement instead of cortisol for adrenal fatigue?

What are the best supplement instead of cortisol for adrenal fatigue?

May not need it: Adrenal fatigue is often a fake diagnosis. The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, 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, and not by measuring just one blood or saliva level. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does not eating carbohydrates induce adrenal fatigue?

Does not eating carbohydrates induce adrenal fatigue?

No: Adrenal fatigue is not a common term among physicians. I suspect you are asking about adrenal insufficiency. In otherwise normal patients, carboyhydrate intake is not related to adrenal function, except in cases of severe starvation or life-threatening stressors. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Is there a cure for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Can be treated: There is no scientific evidence which will support the concept of Adrenal Fatigue.It is not a recognized diagnosis by the medical community and has been perpetuated by the Alternative Medical Practitioners Hypothyroidism has to be treated with life long replacement with thyroid hormones.You can say it is controlled and not cured in real sense. In adrenal underlying medical problem can be treated ...Read more

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Does adrenal fatigue interact directly with your thyroid?

Does adrenal fatigue interact directly with your thyroid?

Maybe: "adrenal fatigue" is not a specific medical diagnosis. Hypothyroidism can indeed produce fatigue, weight gain, etc. See a good medical doctor for a thorough workup and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Will the drug mebendazole (use to treat a tapeworm) effect my adrenal fatigue in a negative way?

Will the drug mebendazole (use to treat a tapeworm) effect my adrenal fatigue in a negative way?

Unlikely: Not sure what you mean by adrenal fatigue. If you have adrenal insufficiency this can be effectively managed with replacement therapy. See an endocrinologist. Mebendazole should not affect the adrenal. ...Read more

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