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Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Formal testing: Only by performing formal dynamic adrenal stimulation (so called acth stimulation test) that a full assessment of the adrenal-pituitary axis be assessed and be determined if cortisol (or its equivalent) supplementation is needed. The is no medical literature to date to support the notion that use of adrenal "by product" remedies (available over the counter with no prescription) are helpful. ...Read more

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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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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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Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?

Supplements: Unfortunately, no supplements have been proven to be helpful with CFS. Then again, many supplements do not get tested or approved by the FDA. Focus on quality sleep, a healthy diet and gradual exercise program to build up your energy and stamina. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could someone please recommend antioxidant supplements for fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Could someone please recommend antioxidant supplements for fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Fibromyalgia: Good sources of Antioxidants are all berries, and vegetables. There is no clinical research documenting effectiveness of Antioxidants for Fibromyalgia. Let Wise Woman within you Reflect: • Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression or Fibromyalgia; • Severity of fatigue or other symptoms • Balanced DietExercise • Breathing and Music Relaxation • Visual Imagery • Therapy for stresses in life ...Read more

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What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

What vitamins and herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

No such thing: Hi. That is a ridiculous, anti-scientific self diagnosis with absolutely NO validity. Take any herbs you want as long as they do no harm...you're treating nothing with nothing, and the snake oil salesperson who sold that BS to you is laughing all the way to the bank! That nonsense is for the worried well who obsess about nonexistent health concerns. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Which vitamins or herbs help with adrenal exhaustion?

Many can help: 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 dr. James wilson. See my comments for more information. ...Read more

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What foods aid in combating cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) and boost energy?

What foods aid in combating cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) and boost energy?

Chronic fatigue: To my knowledge, no diet by itself would be effective to abolish symptoms. Supplement may help on occasions, to include essential fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin b12. ...Read more

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Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Adrenal: Of coarse there are medications for low adrenal hormones but if that has been documented surely your doctor has prescribed appropriate treatment for you. If you have not had any studies related to adrenal hormones what are you concerned about? If you have not seen your doctor about this please do so as soon as possible. Making the low adrenal hormones studies is easy. ...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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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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Dangerous reactions between Norvasc (amlodipine) 5 mg, and reacted multimineral, phosphatidylserine, pregnenolone, adren-all?Plz help!i'm on these for adrenal fatigue

Do you have adrenal : Insufficiency? The goal in ai is to offer appropriate hormone replacement that closely mimic physiologic conditions. Do you have central , primary or secondary disease? Treatment is glucocorticoids(hydrocortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone) and in primary ai you add Fludrocortisone a mineralocorticoid. I do not see a problem between the use of amlodipine and the above meds just mention. ...Read more

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Hyperparathyroidism? MS? No balance, migraines, bone pain, dizzy, lightheaded, high calcium levels, low D levels, chronic fatigue, memory loss, etc.

Hyperparathyroidism? MS? No balance, migraines, bone pain, dizzy, lightheaded, high calcium levels, low D levels, chronic fatigue, memory loss, etc.

High calcium: This is probably not MS. The symptoms are not that particular to MS. Calcium levels should be normal in MS. How high is your calcium level? That can lead to several of these symptoms. If this is too high, perhaps treatment and/or referral to an endocrinologist is indicated. ...Read more

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Do you need an endocrinologist for very low vitamin d (blood test=10) w/ strong symptoms like fatigue, muscle aches, anxiety, general weakness?

Do you need an endocrinologist for very low vitamin d (blood test=10) w/ strong symptoms like fatigue, muscle aches, anxiety, general weakness?

Depends: Not absolutely essential, as family practice / internal medicine can initiate treatment, and as long as respond, no problem. If complex / delayed response, then endocrine can help. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Dubious diagnosis: "adrenal fatigue" is a pop diagnosis, not an evidence-based one. Since true addison[s isn't a febrile illness, this isn't either. I've wondered if the "subclinical addison's" claims might have something to them, but would urge you not to self-diagnose. The danger of self-diagnosis / treatment is missing another real emotional, situational or physical problem. Your doctor should work your temp up. ...Read more

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What are tests for hyperparathyroidism and vitamin d deficiency?

What are tests for hyperparathyroidism and vitamin d deficiency?

It depend what kind: The gold standard of diagnosis is the parathyroid immunoassay. Once an elevated parathyroid hormone has been confirmed, goal of diagnosis is to determine whether the hyperparathyroidism is primary or secondary in origin by obtaining a serum calcium level which is high in primary case, low in secondary cases. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for chronic fatigue syndrome safe?

Yes but . . .: There are no "natural" treatments for chronic fatigue so what you might have been given is very likely to be safe as most are placebos with no clinical trials or documentation to indicate efficacy. So you will be given potions with few or no side effects, but probably no primary effect except placebo. ...Read more

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Igf-1 hormone very low 35ug/l .I suspect malabsorption. How can this be confirmed. B12 and vit D low. Suffering fatigue and weight loss.

Igf-1 hormone very low 35ug/l .I suspect malabsorption. How can this be confirmed. B12 and vit D low. Suffering fatigue and weight loss.

? Pituitary problem: Hello Harry . Low Igf-1 indicates growth hormone deficiency due to pituitary gland dysfunction . Other hormonal deficiencies might be present . You Need to see endocrinologist for full work up and evaluation ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more