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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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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 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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Women: chronic fatigue. Why is there a special name for cfs symptoms?

Women: chronic fatigue. Why is there a special name for cfs symptoms?

CFS: While holistic methods are often employed., the results are unpredictable since we are unsure of the cause of cfs. Many cases are improperly diagnosed to begin with. In my practice only 10% of individuals who think they have it actually do. Check out http://www.Cfids.Org/ to get different ideas of research in the field. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for adrenal insufficiency and or adrenal fatigue?

What are the treatments for adrenal insufficiency and or adrenal fatigue?

Life Style Change: Treat deficiencies: often vit d3, vit c with bioflavanoids, high quality b vitamins with methyl folate (folic acid) and methyl cobalamine, magnesium, iron, and zinc (all require taurine or good stomach acid). Kill yeast which steroids foster. Move through the day in ways to improve blood flow to brain. Adaptogens help like rhodiala rosea and ashwaganda. Adrenal fatigue is stress induced in most cases. ...Read more

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Can a postmenopausal women with antiphospolipid syndrome be treated with bioidentical progesterone and testosterone for symptom relief?

Can a postmenopausal women with antiphospolipid syndrome be treated with bioidentical progesterone and testosterone for symptom relief?

Antiphospholipid: Please look up the "Antiphospholipid syndrome" and carefully read the article on the web. In my opinion , treatment with bio-identical progesterone and testosterone is not related to the antiphospholipid syndrome but you must soon discuss this with your doctor. Please let me know how things turn out. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Migraine usually first occurs in teens when their estrogen levels are spiking. Many women tend to get more migraines at certain times of their cycle. Menopause may offer relief as estrogen levels go down, but taking estrogen may make migraine worse. However, if a woman has not had migraine before, taking estrogen in menopause is unlike to cause it. Other causes for headaches should be considered. ...Read more

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How common is a false negative ct when scanning for small cell lung cancer. Weight loss and fatigue present with some endocrine issues.

How common is a false negative ct when scanning for small cell lung cancer.  Weight loss and fatigue present with some endocrine issues.

Very uncommon.: In some respects it depends on how the scan was performed, but, for example, with low dose screening chest CTs, reported sensitivities are generally well above 90%, and in some studies, approach 100% ...Read more

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For patients with partial adrenal insufficiency, does hydrocortisone replacement of 20-30 mg daily cause iatrogenic cushings given that the pituitary and adrenals still function to some degree?

For patients with partial adrenal insufficiency, does hydrocortisone replacement of 20-30 mg daily cause iatrogenic cushings given that the pituitary and adrenals still function to some degree?

Depends: It really depeds what you mean by cushings. You may get some of the characteristics..Weight gain, immune dysfunction, but the classic physical signs are likely absent. The dose of 20-30 mg of hc is actually a bit above the "physiologic " dose of hc that would be similar to what the adrenals normally produce. As a result, the pituitary/adrenal are essentially shut down. ...Read more

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Can hormone therapy for males suffering prostate cancer cause mental confusion?

Can hormone therapy for males suffering prostate cancer cause mental confusion?

Yes, rarely: For the most part, the hormone blockade would not cause confusion. The hormone blockers can make any pre-existing condition gradual worse but they are also reversible. That said, after giving this therapy to >1000 men, only once have i seen someone with pre-existing mental disease have serious rapid worsening. This was fixed by stopping the hormone blockers. ...Read more

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Hello doctor can taking antibiotics for treating acne cause imbalances in hormones and monthly cycles of periods in females?

Hello doctor can taking antibiotics for treating acne cause imbalances in hormones and monthly cycles of periods in females?

No: While antibiotics may affect effectiveness of artificial hormones such as birth control pills, there is no relationship between antibiotic use altering natural hormone levels and/or your periods. Look for another reason for your "imbalances" or disruption of your periods. ...Read more

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Endocrinologist: how rare for man in early 20s to have microprolactinoma with severe hh or to have a prolactinoma at all? 1 in tens of thousands?

Endocrinologist: how rare  for man in early 20s to have microprolactinoma with severe hh or to  have a prolactinoma at all? 1 in tens of thousands?

Prolactinomas: Are not common but certainly not rare in young men. Sorry, but i don't know what "hh" is. Can you give more information? ...Read more

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What is the reason of oligomennorhea for more than 3 months associated with premenstrual mild breast and pelvic pain?

What is the reason of oligomennorhea for more than 3 months associated with premenstrual mild breast and pelvic pain?

Anovulation: Yu've experienced a missed cycle. These are most commonly due to anovulation. This occurs when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the cycle. ...Read more

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Metformin and hyponid, which is very effective for treating infertility in women?

Metformin and hyponid, which is very effective for treating infertility in women?

Maybe: If you are having ovulatory dysfunction and not ovulating on a regular basis and you have an abnormal glucose to Insulin ratio, then the addition of metformin may help to improve response rates with ovulation induction meds and maybe could cause ovulation without any meds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could low estrogens cause acne and hot flushes ?? What are the choice treatments for this in young women ?

Could low estrogens cause acne and hot flushes ?? What are the choice treatments for this in young women ?

Young hot flashes: In patients at age 21, hot flashes and acne may not be related to estrogen. Elevated progesterone and androgen hormones may be the culprit and estrogens may secondarily be relatively low for that reason. Oral contraceptive pills can work on both scores after issues like too active thyroid function and high blood pressure are eliminated. ...Read more

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67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

Multifactorial: There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed. We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's. Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable. Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more

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