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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 there a connection between the acid reflux and the adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Is there a connection between the acid reflux and the adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

Yes there can be: Acid reflux could be due to inadequate digestion, especially low stomach acid. Stomach cells require energy to make enough stomach acid, and if one is hypothyroid and has adrenal fatigue, the stomach cells may not quite be able to make enough acid. Consider betaine hcl in the middle of the meal as a short term solution. ...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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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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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 it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Is it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Multifactorial: Adrenal fatigue is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors stress your adrenal glands beyond their ability to respond and dysfunction occurs poor diet, suboptimal sleep, food and other allergies contribute. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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